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Mayor Cayetano happy over SC ruling junking Makati’s MR

July 1, 2023 Edd Reyes 255 views

TAGUIG City Mayor Lani Cayetano expressed elation after the Supreme Court denied the second motion for reconsideration of Makati City challenging the Tribunal’s ruling that Bonifacio Global City is within the Taguig City.

“We give thanks to the Lord, whose goodness and steadfast love endures forever, for giving us the timely resolution of the Supreme Court denying Makati’s prohibited second motion for reconsideration which sought to delay the implementation of its final and executory decision resolving in favor of Taguig the two- decade dispute over the Fort Bonifacio Military Reservation,” Mayor Cayetano said in her statement.

“The City of Taguig warmly welcomes to its bosom the residents of the 10 concerned barangays. The separation from Makati may be hurting, and we acknowledge your sentiments. We respect your emotional attachment to Makati, which took care of your welfare for a long time, and we understand your fears that Taguig would be unable to give the social benefits you have been enjoying,” she continued.

“We assure you that Taguig is prepared to take on the responsibility of governing your communities with the same commitment and solicitude it has done with its 28 barangays. While there will be challenges, you can expect the responsive public service emanating from our vision to bring about a transformative, lively, and caring city. We are not focused merely on social benefits. Our vision includes making our citizens active participants in our city’s progress, by creating opportunities for businesses to grow and for jobs to flourish,” she further explained.

“The historic Supreme Court ruling is a momentous event for Taguig. It presents us with big challenges and big opportunities. We in Taguig dream of big things for our beloved City. With God’s blessings and grace, we are assured of making big things happen,” she said at the end of her statement.

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