IN LAOAG City, Ilocos Norte, Ria Christina G. Fariñas is known as the “People’s Princess” for her grassroots development and various charity efforts to uplift the youth in her province. “I am in a position to do more for them,” the comely daughter of a congressman says.
As a senior board member of the 1st District of Ilocos Norte, “Ria” as she is popularly known, has always been at the forefront of local politics and down the years, she has kept the pulse of the people close to her heart. “I plan to do more things for my home province,” says Fariñas, who is also the former representative of Congressman Sonny Angara in the Board of Regents of Mariano Marcos State University.
As an advocate of new technology, among her plans is the computerization of all Laoag primary and secondary public schools and to connect to the Internet the barrios in Laoag. “I want the children to enjoy and explore the Internet and to expand their educational horizons.
“My goal is to establish an Internet classroom in all public schools in Laoag, and an Internet base in all barangays. I am sure residents would want to chat or see their OFW loved ones online. The children should have more technology at their disposal.”