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Binay vows to improve Makati's key priorities

May 17, 2022 - Tuesday 4:05 PM by GDM

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On Tuesday, Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay vowed to improve the critical priorities of the city government - the delivery of primary health care services, support for startup companies, and being more visible in furthering programs that focus on climate action.

Binay said healthcare services, particularly the health centers and lying-in clinics, will focus on preventive medicine and education " rather than just treating illnesses."

"We're also supporting startup companies to encourage entrepreneurship and new businesses in the FinTech industry through a certification program at the University of Makati called R.I.S.E or Resiliency Innovation Sustainability and Entrepreneurship," Binay said.

Makati, she noted, will also be more visible in furthering programs that focus on climate action. 

"Since we are currently holding leadership roles in international organizations, we will present and implement more programs concerning the environment, sustainable growth, and resilience," she added.

Binay, a reelectionist, won the mayoralty race against Joel Hernandez after garnering 338,819 votes, or over 95 percent of the total votes cast. Hernandez only got 16,640 votes.


Commission proclaimed Binay by Elections officers Atty. Kimberley Alzate-Cu, election officer for District 1, and Atty. Jehan Lidasan Marohombasar, election officer for District 2 on May 10.

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