Mayor Abigail Binay urged residents to vote straight for her team Makatizens United in the May 9 elections, which she said will help ensure high-impact programs aimed to build a sustainable future for the City of Makati.
She made the appeal during the proclamation rally of Makatizens United Party (MUP) held at the Makati City Hall Quadrangle Friday night.
Binay is running for her third and final term as local chief executive of the country’s financial center.
Her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, who is running for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), and other city officials seeking another term, joined the mayor in the grand rally.
Speaking before supporters from the city’s 33 barangays, Mayor Binay expressed her gratitude for their unwavering support since she was first elected mayor six years ago.
The city chief executive said that with their help, she was able Binay… improve governance, enhance and expand programs and services initiated by her father, and give faithful and wholehearted service to Makatizens, just as she had promised.
She also acknowledged the full support of the majority councilors in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, which has ensured the timely implementation of policies, programs and projects of the city government, including pandemic-response initiatives.
Binay asked residents to vote straight for MUP, which she said will give her administration the impetus to move full steam ahead with more innovative and high-impact programs aimed to build a sustainable future for all stakeholders.
Among the major achievements cited by Mayor Binay were pioneering PPP-led initiatives like Makatizen Card, Makati Subway, and Makati Life Medical Center. The all-purpose government ID facilitated the contactless distribution of cash aid to residents during lockdowns, while the subway and the state-of-the-art hospital will promote inclusive growth and a better quality of life.
The city’s transition to the new normal is also being boosted by the recent completion of community complexes in seven barangays for recreational activities, and the ongoing distribution of new shoes, uniforms, bags and other school gear to public school students who are getting ready for face-to-face classes.