Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar, reelected for her third term, vowed to focus more on health services, especially in administering vaccines against COVID-19.
Aguilar made the pledge after she and her daughter Vice Mayor April Aguilar were sworn into office on Thursday, along with the new members of the city council.
The councilors who also took their oath of office before Las Piñas Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Elizabeth Yu-Guray were District 1 Councilors Mark Anthony Santos, John Jess Anthony Bustamante, Felimon Aguilar III, Rex Riguiera, Oscar Peña, and Florante Dela Cruz; and Councilors Henry Medina, Luis Bustamante, Ruben Ramos, Lord Linley Aguilar, Danilo Hernandez, and Emmanuel Luis Casimiro, all in District 2.
The city chief executive hopes that the vice mayor and the newly elected councilors will work harder and continue coming up with policies for the benefits and welfare of city residents.
Mayor Aguilar also promised that the health services and other programs she initiated will continue, saying the local government will double its efforts to improve it.
One of the projects was the hospitalization support for residents amounting to P30,000 with the issuance of “green cards” under the city’s health program.
The cards can be used in the five accredited hospitals namely, the Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, Las Piñas Medical Hospital, Perpetual Help Medical Center-Las Piñas, Philippine General Hospital and San Juan de Dios Hospital.
In May, Mayor Aguilar led the vaccinating program for babies up to 23 months old against various diseases.
The local government aimed to inoculate 4,000 infants to protect them against illnesses, including tuberculosis, measles and polio in 20 barangays.