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Mayor Honey highlights achievements in her SOCA

July 12, 2023 Edd Reyes 578 views

MANILA Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan on Tuesday afternoon highlighted the achievements of her administration when she delivered her State of the City Address (SOCA) at the Session Hall of the Manila City Council.

“Dito sa Maynila, walang iniiwan, lahat kasama, lahat mahalaga,” Mayor Honey said.

Lacuna-Pangan, who made history as the first woman mayor of the country’s capital emphasized on the positive development and assistance her administration brought to the residents of the city, especially senior citizens, students, solo parents, persons with disability (PWDs) and even business sectors over a year since she assumed office.

“Binigyang pansin natin ang pagkalinga sa bawa’t Manilenyo, Sinikap nating tugunan ang iba’t ibang pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan. Ipinagpatuloy natin ang pagkakaloob ng mga ayuda at tulong sa lahat ng ating nasasakupan,” Mayor Lacuna-Pangan said.

She cited an updated monthly P500 allowance for 180,000 senior citizens, their birthday cakes, Christmas boxes, free entrance every Wednesday at the Manila Zoo and monthly maintenance medicine from city health centers, including the P100,000 incentive from the local government she personally delivered to 17 centenarians from July last year up to present.

“Binibigyan natin ng buwanang allowance na tig-P1,000 piso ang may 2,000 nag-aaral sa Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) at Universidad De Manila (UDM) habang may 4,030 mga kabataan naman sa elementarya at high school ang pinagkalooban natin ng tulong pinansiyal sa pamamagitan ng ating Educational Assistance Program. Halos P24 milyong piso ang naibigay ng ating pamahalaang lungsod mula Hulyo 2022 hanggang Hunyo 2023 para sa mahigit 6,000 senior high school students sa ating mga pampublikong paaralan. Nakapagbigay din tayo ng mga uniforms, bags at iba pang school supplies sa elementary at high school. Bukod tanging tayo lamang sa buong NCR o maaring sa buong bansa ang nakapagpagawa ng apat na world class science laboratory at madadagdagan pa upang ang bawa’t distrito ay may kanya-kanyang laboratory,” the mayor said.

The mayor also cited some of the achievements of the city government which includes programs for health, education, housing, infrastructures, livelihood, employment, peace and order and good governance.

She also mentioned multiple awards the city had received including the recognition given by the DENR Environment Management Bureau for Best Practices on Ecological Solid Waste Management and Highly Compliant on the Manila Bay Clean Up Rehabilitation and Preservation.

“Sa unang pagkakataon, nakamit natin ang mataas na pagkilala bilang Best Tourism Local Government Unit sa buong bansa at tayo rin ay nabigyan ng karangalan bilang Grand Champion para sa Best Tourism Religious Festival. Nakatanggap din tayo ng Certificate of Recognition mula sa ARTA bilang isa sa mga local government na matagumpay sa pagsasaayo ng mabilis na pagproseso ng business permit and licenses at pagpapanatili ng electronic business one stop shop o E-BOSS, alinsunod sa itinakda ng Ease of Doing Business and Efficiency Delivery Act of 2018,” said Mayor Lacuna-Pangan.

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