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Mayor Of Manila: Atienza Plans To Improve The Delivery Of Social Services For Manilenos

by Ulysees Ong

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza will continue his commitment in serving his beloved city and dearest Manilenos. The former mayor of Manila will be joining the Manila elections to continue what he has done for the city and its residents after completing a full nine-year term.The only mayor of Manila who has served a full term, Atienza is seeking another three-year mandate as city mayor to achieve his dream of providing the Manilenos with a city that they can truly call their own and which they will care for. Atienza one of the most loved and respected leaders of the city, plans to sustain his livelihood programs and effective delivery of other services which has benefited much of the city's impoverished residents during his tenure as city mayor.

Being a true statesman and a public servant, former Manila mayor Lito Atienza's platform "Buhayin Nating Muli and Maynila" will prioritize the social welfare and development of Manila's residents. One of the foremost priorities of the former mayor of Manila is to improve the local government's delivery of basic social services. In light of this, Atienza has bared several programs and flagship projects, all of which are designed to benefit the poor residents of Manila. These programs and projects will cover a wide array of social areas including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order and education.

Under Atienza's administration, Manila's poor residents benefited from the former mayor's housing and land for the landless projects. With the assistance of non-government organizations like Gawad Kalinga and Habitat For Humanity, thousands of houses were built in Baseco, a 50-hectare reclaimed area dedicated for the city's housing programs. Atienza also plans on pushing for the same massive housing projects in Manila's impoverished sections including Isla Putting Bato, Parola 1 and 2, among other. Middle class families are also set to benefit from affordable housing programs to be launched by Atienza.

Health care services is also a major priority of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.Atienza has outlined his plans to increase the budget allocated for the procurement of medical equipment and medicine to improve the delivery of healthcare services. "Sama sa Masa", a major project of Atienza where in doctors conduct free medicines and checkups to every barangay of the city; will also be continued.Atienza will also give Manila residents with free dental and eye care.

Improving the peace and order situation in the city will also be one of Atienza's immediate priorities.Atienza has pointed out that illegal drugs are the major culprit of crimes in the city. As an immediate solution and to lower down the city's crime rates, Atienza has vowed to run after drug syndicates and criminals. Atienza looks forward to providing Manilenos with a peaceful environment wherein anyone can live without fear and unmindful of their safety.

Atienza also believes that quality education is the key for poverty alleviation and upliftment of the lives of the impoverished. Atienza has bared his plans to continue providing public school students with free education, school supplies and even school shoes. Manila's public universities like Unibersidad de Manila and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will undergo transformations to provide the city residents with an affordable and quality college education.Atienza also plans to bring back his non-formal education program wherein unemployed parents and out of school youth can complete their degree in a short time.Under Atienza's flagship program called Alternative Education, high school students can enroll in vocational and technical courses which can help them with their future employment. Scholarships and other subsidies will also be continued as part of the former mayor's platform for education.

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza has pledged several programs for housing, peace and order and education which are designed to benefit the city's impoverished. The former mayor of Manila has joined the Manila elections and vowed to continue to be committed in uplifting the lives of the city's impoverished residents. Atienza plans to focus on several programs which are designed to improve the delivery of basic services which will benefit the city's poorest residents.

Published March 1st, 2010

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