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Check Here if your Place is a Makati Sister LGU

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
The city government of Makati has been in close ties with local governments from outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay when he was Mayor of Makati to adhere sharing of best practices and economic plus social assistance funded by Makati – not in cash but basically in kind in the form of facilities, services, materials, tools and training.

Makati offers educational assistance to increase the literacy rate of students from sister LGUs, such as providing computer units and books. Qualified students from sister LGUs were given scholarship at the Makati Science High School – and will be announced further when this continues under the term of Mayor Abby Binay. Stipend and accommodation inside the school campus were also provided to the selected scholars.

Check if your place is a Makati Sister LGU:

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 1 – 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 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 -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 4-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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – Katipunan and Siayan of Zamboanga del Norte; Dumalinao of Zamboanga del Sur; and Tungawan of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Region 10 – 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 11 – 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.

“Constituents of the above sister LGUs also availed of medical services offered by Ospital ng Makati,” during the time of the older Binay until Pena took over temporarily – however, this is for sure be returned when Mayor Abby Binay Assumes office.

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Arroyo-Marcos: Destroyed by Media Propaganda but the Heart Prevails

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Strong women are only strengthen by the tears in their eyes. Filipinos and the world in general have witnessed how former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was sentenced in jail without due process and the ever stylish former first lady Imelda Marcos was dragged into the ill-gotten wealth phenomenon and the martial law era mandated by her late husband, former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Senator Bongbong Marcos’s fight with Leni Robredo in the country’s Vice Presidential race is a clear proof that not all people hated the Marcoses especially those who have the wisdom to weigh what is right or wrong. Win or lose, the country is still divided into pro or anti Marcos.

So, there’s hope in the Philippines that like these two iron women, despite circumstances failing them, Arroyo is Arroyo and Marcos is Marcos. They do not let their heads rule their lives but their hearts – by still serving the people until the end of time and reconcile with foes when you still can. Remember the Macapagal-Marcos presidential race in 1964? It’s water under the bridge now. They allied to get the real democracy back from the Liberal Party. All for their beloved Filipinos!

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Robredo-Aquino: Husbands’ Deaths Staged for Public Sympathy?

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Former President Corazon Aquino’s entry to the top public office happened because her late husband then Senator Ninoy Aquino who intended to topple the late President Ferdinand Marcos was assassinated upon his arrival at the airport tarmac. Marcos warned him not to come back considering the unrest at that time – that might endanger him, but he was quoted as saying; the Filipinos are worth dying for. It was a perfect drama and so, majority of the Filipinos were influenced to vote for Cory but Marcos still won, thus the birth of the Edsa People’s Power revolution that instilled her into power in 1986.

Despite Cory becoming president plus her son Noynoy continuing another presidential term after her, the crime remained unsolved. They can only blame Marcos but imprisoned military men who were part of the security team confessed that the alleged mastermind of the killing was Eduardo Cojuanco – a kin of Cory Aquino.

Now, many Filipinos can’t help but wonder if Jesse Robredo’s, Leni’s husband’s 2-engine light aircraft crash was an accident or staged for his widow to get sympathy votes? What do you think?

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Bicolanos are more Dismayed now with Robredo

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Bicolanos were not very happy when when Leni Robredo announced her bid for the vice presidency last October 5, Bicolanos became more divided on who to vote for in the position in 2016 as Dr Vasil Victoria, a faculty member of the Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU), explained that with Robredo’s adding to the Vice President candidate from Bicol would divide the region more than ever with 3 already running at that time namely; Antonio Trillanes !V, Senator Gringo Honasan and Chiz Escudero


Thereby, making Leni not the favorite among Bicolanos whom many favored her toughest rival Senator Bongbong Marcos for the position instead. The declaration for the winner is uncertain pending investigation on tampered server script that prompted Senator Marcos to demand for the Official Canvass Certificates first before accepting defeat due to some proofs of manipulation of votes that possibly resulted from fraudulent activities by the Liberal Party.

Many Bicolanos are disgusted over Leni’s acting like a willing accomplice of the Liberal Party’s cheating activities. When Marcos was leading, she was very confident that she will win. Pastor Boy Saycon also texted; We cannot support Robredo, now a product of Noynoy-Roxas-Ochoa conspiracy having failed with Mar and Grace. Noynoy destroyed our democracy.

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United Anti Liberal Alliance Played their Part Well

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
These 3 presidentiables have different styles but they have one common goal – to topple the Liberal Party in the top position. Agreements, strategies and approaches changed based on progress and sentiments of the people – but it did not matter anymore. Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s victory is outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Merriam Defensor Santiago’s victory as well!

Binay has called on his supporters to unite and support Duterte’s presidency after they asked “where their votes went?” Perhaps, only the die-hard Binay supporters were accounted in the final number of votes that went to him. The rest obviously went to Duterte after he refused to address the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on the corruption allegations against him. It was evident that he had only the TV advertisements, traditional campaign tours and selective clustered appearances unlike Duterte’s well-funded events and promotional stints both online and physical.

Same is true with Santiago – but this one is very obvious – only TV interviews and school appearances as guest speaker. She did not even have a campaign tour. Just to run not to win – but to pair with Bongbong Marcos who can safeguard the presidency of Duterte -since Liberal Party cannot accept Marcos to be president when the alleged plan to impeach him with Drilon in the senate majority surfaces. However, the Vice Presidential Race results are still pending.