The Makati City government under the administration of Mayor Abigail Binay has finished building seven community complexes in seven barangays.
Binay said the newly-built facilities, which she regards as her legacy projects, are situated in Barangays Valenzuela, Comembo, Rizal, Palanan, West Rembo, Olympia, and San Antonio.
“We are glad to have completed these legacy infrastructure projects just as we are starting to regain normalcy in our daily lives. These have been designed to cater to Makatizens of all ages, offering them modern amenities,” she said.
Binay said instead of the traditional sports complex built in barangays, her administration has opted to expand the project to serve multiple functions that residents can choose from.
“As we gradually settle into the new normal, we are eager to see young men playing basketball again, mothers and grandmothers energetically doing zumba exercises, and other forms of group activities taking place in the neighborhood,” she said.
The mayor said she envisions each community center to become a buzzing hub of interaction that will restore and strengthen the community spirit in every barangay.
Binay led the inauguration of the three-story Valenzuela Community Complex last March 10 together with Vice Mayor Monique Lagdameo and other city officials.
The building houses the new barangay hall, a basketball court with 250 seating capacity, a multipurpose hall, a livelihood center, a daycare center, a computer center, and a library.
The facility with 3,454.41-square meter floor area also has a Bantay Bayan outpost, a control room, fire and rescue center, a water collector system, and a parking lot.
The other six sports complexes are all expected to be inaugurated before Makati’s foundation day in June.