Valerie Bog was born on the 15th October 1956, daughter of the late Walter and Iris Borg nee’ Pace. Valerie attended St Joseph’s Convent Blata L-Bajda where she gained a scholarship and continued her studies at the M.C.A.ST where she graduated as a social worker. When she married she did not continue with her job and after she widowed in 1992, she worked for some time as a dental assistant while raising her two children.
Valerie Borg started working in hospital (S.LH) on the 4th day of June 1997 first in the administration and at present as a secretary at the ‘Diabetic Clinic’ in the Mater Dei Hospital.
Born literally a labourite from her mother’s womb, Valerie was always interested in politics, so much so that her late father used to take her to celebrate Worker’s Day in Hamrun in the times Labourites were banned from celebrating ST Joseph’s day in Valletta. In 1993 Valerie Borg joined the Malta Labour Party committee in Valletta, the women’s committee and went on to contest two successful Local Council elections, having obtained the largest number of votes after Paul Borg Olivier in 2005 thus enabling her to be the minority leader of the MLP councilors in Valletta.
Valerie Borg is a prolific writes, having had her own column in the Malta Independent daily for two consecutive years. She now writes in various newspapers and is often seen on television shows and heard on the radio during political discussions.
Valerie Borg is a keen believer in democracy and is known to speak her mind most of the time. She has attended various conferences abroad in countries like Holland, Cyprus, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Iceland and Turkey on the abuse of drugs and also through her experiences, gives lectures on drug addiction in schools. Valerie believes that a drug user is an ill person and prison is definitely not for the sick. She also believes that only the Labour party and no other political party has the interest of the common worker at heart. Her favourite quotation is Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Sometimes a battle has to be fought more than once to be won’.