15th Las Pinas Cityhood anniversary slated
Committed to serve, Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar and other city officials lead activities to highlight the city government’s banner programs and to further provide and improve public service and care for the environment as it celebrate its 15th cityhood anniversary and 105th year of Foundation today (March 26 & 27, 2012).
“We are delighted to celebrate another milestone in Las Piñas history,” Aguilar said citing that the various programs and projects embark through the local government have benefitted the residents.
Aguilar said “Las Piñas @ 15: Healthy and Happy. The local government is working for you” is attributed to the priority projects and programs for the benefit of the residents and strengthened environmental protection to ensure the safety of the people.
He explained that the city government has provided free daycare and college education as well as information technology courses to thousands of students to provide better opportunities and improve their living conditions, free hospitalization, health care and development of informal settlers. The city likewise embarked on infrastructure of schools/classrooms building, road repairs and improvements.
To maintain environmental protection, the city recently adopted the No-plastic campaign, planted thousands of trees, continuous clean up of esteros and drainage systems which earned the city a UN award for clean environment.
Las Piñas through the years is a multi awarded city, besting other cities in the National Capital Region. Aguilar said.
“As Las Piñas celebrates its 15th cityhood anniversary, we thank all the sectors that comprise the community for their support and valuable contributions to the progress, growth and development of the city,” Aguilar said.
The city’s growth and development is attributed to the judicious, responsible and careful spending of taxpayers’ money. This is despite the small revenue of the city compared to other neighboring cities like Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay and Makati, Aguilar said.
Aguilar vowed to pursue further development and environmental protection for the people and maintained the legacy he built with support of the city council of shared accountability and good governance to improve the lives of the residents. (END)