MALABON City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval has delivered her first State-of-the-City Address (SOCA) wherein she presented her administration’s accomplishments in just a year of leadership.

Her presentation included testimonies from Malabueños on how the quality of life improved during her first year in office that focused on addressing core issues primarily on the provision of affordable housing and jobs as well as investment in infrastructure to improve the delivery of social and financial services.

In her SOCA, the first female city mayor of Malabon said her administration is serving all its constituents regardless of their political affiliations and religious beliefs, among others.

With over P2-billion in annual revenues, the city government has allocated P100-million for the implementation of the ‘Land for the Landless Program’ wherein some 160 residents have already received their Certificates of Eligibility for Lot Allocation while
some P350-million has been set aside for the annual funding for housing especially for in-city relocation sites.

Citing the initiative of her husband, former congressman and Father of Malabon Cityhood, Ricky Sandoval, the 200-bed San Lorenzo Ruiz Hospital is currently under construction while there are four Superhealth Centers and 22 health centers that
already provided medical services to over 200, 000 residents and some P4-million worth of medicines given especially on indigents.

“We only in the middle of 2023 but we have already reached the 76% target collection for real property taxes and 73% for business permits and licenses,” she said.

Boasting of new 700 registered businesses, the Malabon mayor said that over 12, 000 job-seekers were employed, some 6, 000 of them were hired on the spot.

From P387 a day, she said a job order personnel is now receiving P570 daily as she announced that all employees will get cityhood anniversary bonus in the amount of P5,000 and P3,000 for regular and casual and contractual employees, respectively.

On education, Mayor Sandoval said that the city government’s efforts are paying off as the Commission on Higher Education issued the Certificate of Compliance to the City of Malabon University on its three programs, namely, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

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