In 2009, BH Foundation authorized the application for accreditation at the COMELEC as a Party-list organization with then QC Councilor Bernadette Herrera-Dy as its first nominee. In January 2010, it was accredited and won the 2010 National Elections as the 16th party-list proclaimed to have a seat in the House of Representatives.
A “public servant for the new generation” best describes Congresswoman Bernadette “BH” Herrera-Dy. A public servant who is setting the example for a new batch of young politicians whose primary motivation is the passion for service, not political ambition.
Prior to becoming a councilor, she has no prior background in politics, but as she grew up, she was constantly exposed to the plight of the less fortunate-in her community, school, church, and civic-oriented groups where she was a member of. She was inspired by her father’s experience who was once a newspaper boy who survived all the hardships and challenges because of opportunities given to him by friends and family. She has always given it her best “To give back to society what society has given you” as taught by her parents while she and her siblings were growing up. It was only through the support of former President Corazon Aquino, who endorsed her to Mayor Sonny Belmonte, that BH considered running for a seat in the Quezon City Council, way back 2001.
Three terms after and first term in congress, with role models President Cory and Mayor SB, BH has been honored as a seasoned councilor and a very active neophyte congresswoman who attempts to digress from the stereotype, managing to accomplish more than what was expected of her. From putting up a mobile computer school to establishing livelihood projects for women to delivering health services to the indigents and empowering them through information, BH has found a new calling and rose up eagerly to the challenge. In the sea of dirty politics and depressing situations, BH emerges as a breath of fresh air, a new symbol of hope and definitely a bright star. This petite and charming lady legislator proving to all and sundry that yes, there is hope for the new generation, our Bagong Henerasyon!