By: Elena Grace Flores
In a desperate effort to discredit VP Jejomar Binay’s name for the 2016 election, Makati residents disclosed that the city is in fact subsidizing more than 256 LGUs in various provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. This was uncovered during the first few days of acting Mayor Kid Pena’s stay in the Mayor’s office – when he cancelled the contracts with these LGUs. Makati residents are disgusted with the bad move of the acting Mayor Pena. Most swears that he will never be Makati’s mayor ever.
This discovery clearly indicates that VP Jejomar Binay never boasts with his work in helping the poor that constitutes majority of the masses. This is the very reason that the 30-year legacy of the Binays is too difficult to destroy or erased – cause support in educational, healthcare and livelihood will always stay in the hearts of the beneficiaries.
The city government of Makati has been establishing ties with local governments from the time that Vice President Binay was the Mayor to foster sharing of best practices and economic and social assistance with each other.
Makati offers assistance that would enhance the literacy rate of students from sister LGUs, such as computer units and books. Mayor Binay has announced that qualified students from sister LGUs will be given scholarship at the Makati Science High School upon the completion of its new building. He said that qualified students will also be given a stipend and accommodation inside the school campus.
“Constituents of our sister LGUs can also avail of medical services offered by Ospital ng Makati,” – these were the agreements before until Pena took over against the people’s will!
Sister LGUs of Makati are: Cordillera Autonomous Region – Bucay, Bangued, Bucloc, Manabo, Pilar, Sallapadan, Tineg, San Isidro and Villaviciosa of Abra; Flora and Pudtol of Apayao; Atok, Baguio City, Bakun, Itogon, Kabayan, Kapangan, La Trinidad and Mankayan of Benguet; Banaue and Hungduan of Ifugao; Tabuk of Kalinga; and Bauko and Tadian of Mountain Province.
From Region I – Sta. Cruz and Sta. Lucia of Ilocos Sur; Laoag City and Solsona of Ilocos Norte; Agoo, Bauang, Burgos, Naguilian and Sudipen of La Union; and Alaminos City, Asingan, Burgos, Labrador, Mangaldan, Natividad, Rosales, San Carlos City, San Fabian, Sto. Tomas, Tayug and Villasis of Pangasinan.
Region II – Baggao, Enrile, Gonzaga, Iguig, Lasam, Peñablanca and Tuguegarao City of Cagayan; Cauayan City, Palanan, San Guillermo and San Pablo of Isabela; and Solano of Nueva Vizcaya.
Region III – Dilasag and Maria Aurora of Aurora; Samal of Bataan; Gen. M. Natividad, Licab, Nampicuan, Sto. Domingo and Talugtug of Nueva Ecija; Masantol, Minalin and Sto. Tomas of Pampanga; Capas, Gerona, Anao and Victoria of Tarlac; and Cabangan, Masinloc, Palauig and San Felipe of Zambales.
Region IV-A – Lobo, Mabini, Malvar and San Juan of Batangas; Gen. Trias, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Rosario and Trece Martires of Cavite; Famy, Luisiana, Lumban, Pakil, San Pedro, Pila, Paete, Victoria and Magdalena of Laguna; Alabat, Atimonan, Buenavista, Calauag, General Luna, General Nakar, Infanta, Panukulan, Pitogo, Quezon, Mauban, San Narciso and Tayabas of Quezon; and Cardona, Taytay and San Mateo of Rizal.
Region IV-B – Sta. Cruz and Torrijos of Marinduque; Aborlan, Quezon and Roxas of Palawan; and Alcantara, Bonton, Concepcion, Corcuera, Looc, Magdiwang, San Andres and San Fernando of Romblon.
Region V – Jovellar, Libon and Sto. Domingo of Albay; Basud, Talisay, Jose Panganiban, San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Sta. Elena of Camarines Norte; Balatan, Bula, Cabusao, Calabanga, Canaman, Caramoan, Del Gallego, Gainza, Goa, Libmanan, Nabua, Pili, Siruma and Tigaon of Camarines Sur; Bato and Pandan of Catanduanes; Aroroy, Dimasalang, Milagros and San Pascual of Masbate; and Gubat and Sorsogon City of Sorsogon.
Region VI – Makato, Malay and Nabas of Aklan; Bugasong, Libertad, Pandan, San Jose de Buenavista, Sebaste and Tibiao of Antique; Cuartero, Dao and Dumarao of Capiz; Ajuy, Carles, Dumangas, Estancia, Guimbal, Iloilo City, Janiuay, New Lucena, Pavia, Pototan, San Miguel, Tigbauan and Tubungan of Iloilo; and Himamaylan, Murcia and Silay City of Negros Occidental.
Region VII – Batuan, Carmen, Cortes, Danao, Duero, Getafe, Jagna, Loay, Pilar, Sagbayan, Tagbilaran City and Ubay of Bohol; and Bantayan, Carmen, Compostela, Dalaguete, Liloan, Poro and San Fernando of Cebu.
Region VIII – Almeria, Biliran Province, Caibiran and Kawayan of Biliran; Guiuan, Hernani and Llorente of Eastern Samar; Alang-alang, Barugo, Burauen, Calubian, Dulag, Hindang, Julita, MacArthur, Mayorga, Palompon, Pastrana, Tabontabon, Tanauan and Tolosa of Leyte; Zumarraga of Samar; and Pintuyan and Saint Bernard of Southern Leyte.
CARAGA – Buenavista of Agusan del Norte; San Francisco of Agusan del Sur; Sison and Pilar of Surigao del Norte; and Cantilan, Lianga, Cagwait and Tandag of Surigao del Sur. Region IX – Katipunan and Siayan of Zamboanga del Norte; Dumalinao of Zamboanga del Sur; and Tungawan of Zamboanga Sibugay.
Region X – Baungon, Kadingilan, Kalilangan and Valencia City of Bukidnon; Baroy of Lanao del Norte; Ditsa-an Ramain and Marawi City of Lanao del Sur; Calamba and Oroquieta City of Misamis Occidental; and Balingoan and Initao of Misamis Oriental.
Region XI – Compostela of Compostela Province; Digos City of Davao del Sur; and Mati City of Davao Oriental. Region XII – Maitum and Glan of Sarangani; Lebak and Kalamansig of Sultan Kudarat; and Tantangan of South Cotabato.
If you are from these places when Kid Pena already cancelled Makati’s support, what would you do?