MALABON City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval has created contingency plans to ensure the city’s readiness amid the onset of the rainy season and ensure the safety of her constituents.

She met with the concerned city officials and departments in preparation for the ‘La Niña’ phenomenon that may cause heavy rains and flooding in different areas in the country.

”With our contingency plans already in place, especially the standby of rescue equipment, among others, we could guarantee that ‘Malabueños’ are safe and ready during inclement weather,” the city’s first female mayor said.

Sandoval and City Administrator Alex Rosete issued twin appeals to the residents asking for their cooperation with the local government to ensure that no one will be harmed in case heavy rains and destructive typhoons hit the city.

     Navotas’ 145 new athletic scholars

Some 145 ‘Navoteño’ elementary and high school students who have excelled in sports were the new batch of scholars under the scholarship program of the Navotas City government, Mayor John Rey Tiangco said.

He signed a memorandum of agreement with Navotas Schools Division Office Superintendent Meliton Zurbano, the scholars, and their parents or guardians for the ‘NavotaAs’ Athletic Scholarship Program.

“This achievement is a testament to your perseverance and dedication in your chosen sports. I encourage you to continue honing your skills and talents, and at the same time, strive hard in your studies to maintain your grades.”

              Integrated city-wide health system

The Navotas city  chief executive said that he also forged a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health and PhilHealth for the establishment of an integrated city-wide health system.

“Through the MOU, we can secure additional technical and financial support from the national government for the Universal Health Care program. This agreement ensures equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare for Navoteños,” Tiangco said.

Establishing the UHC integration site in Navotas also facilitates the faster and more efficient delivery of health services to the local residents.