Never mind those who are into the character assassination of former Vice President Jejomar Binay, they do not understand that it takes more than money to build a community like Makati. The Jojo Binay Free Access Community Network is definitely a model for the public services nationwide.
[VIDEO]: See how Jojo Binay’s Community Outreach Inspiration goes on today under the leadership of Mayor Abby Binay. They are carried out by area leaders of Makati from sports to caravans
Enabling local Leaders
Teamwork counts in making the city more progressive. This is in the sense that the local government is making sure that healthcare, livelihood, social and educational needs plus basic humanitarian assistance are provided for. Free in lieu of the people’s taxes. Local leaders have a free hand in nurturing their constituents following of course Jojo Binay’s inspiration. This also empowers the citizens of Makati to extend help to relatives and friends elsewhere since their basic needs are taken cared of. Surely the kind of public services with a heart and compassion.
Random Checks by the Mayor
Mayor Abby Binay surprises senior citizens confined at the Ospital ng Makati recently. The hospital visit is part of a series of activities jointly organized by the Elderly Welfare Section of the Makati Social Welfare (MSWD) and Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week.
Kindness Beyond Duty
Mayor Abby Binay gives Venice Nina Sosa, an eight-year-old bone cancer patient, a new laptop during the latter’s visit to the City Hall. The Mayor gave the laptop to Sosa as a gift, after the cancer patient expressed her wish to own one. The girl, a resident of Barangay Olympia, was spotted by former Vice President Jejomar Binay in one of his wake visits. On learning of Venice’s condition, he promised to extend medical assistance to her.
Makati multi-service caravan
The city has institutionalized the caravan to bring city government services directly to the residents of Makati. “We encourage our residents to come when the caravan is in their barangay to enjoy a variety of free services without having to go to City Hall. Scheduled twice in a month, the caravan is a one-stop-shop offering a wide range of services for free from various frontline City Hall offices, together with the JCBinay Foundation and other partner-NGOs.
Mobile Services Offered via the caravan
Free services offered include medical, dental and eye check-ups, blood sugar screening, x-ray, ECG, medicines, legal advice and services, processing of birth certificates and similar documents. A feeding program is also held for undernourished children, while free massage and hair cutting services are also made available. Pet owners can also bring their dogs and cats for free anti-rabies vaccination.
Further Improvements of the Binay’s Free Access Community Health Network
The city government of Makati has extended the period of validity of the Yellow Card for residents from one year to three years effective October 10, and introduced innovations designed to streamline processes in seeking medical services at the city-run Ospital ng Makati (OsMak). When you are sick, broke and nowhere else to go, think if your local government and the community have something like the Binay’s Free Access Community Health Network.