Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza wants to continue his commitment in serving his beloved city and dearest Manilenos.The former mayor of Manila has decided to join the Manila elections to continue what he has done for the city and its residents after completing a full nine-year term. The only mayor of Manila who has served a full term, Atienza will seek another three-year mandate as city mayor to fulfill his dream of providing the Manilenos with a city that they can truly call their own and which they will care for. Atienza one of the most revered and respected leaders of the city, will be continuing his livelihood programs and effective delivery of other services which has benefited much of the city's impoverished residents during his stint as city mayor.
Being a true statesman and a public servant, former Manila mayor Lito Atienza's platform "Buhayin Nating Muli and Maynila" is centered on the welfare and development of Manila's residents. One of the foremost priorities of the former mayor of Manila is to improve the local government's delivery of basic social services. In light of this, Atienza will be launching numerous programs and flagship projects, all of which are meant to benefit the poor residents of Manila.These programs and projects will cover a wide array of social areas including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order and education.
Under Atienza's administration, Manila's poor residents benefited from the former mayor's housing and land for the landless projects. With the help of non-government organizations like Gawad Kalinga and Habitat For Humanity, thousands of houses were built in Baseco, a 50-hectare reclaimed area dedicated for the city's housing programs. Atienza will prioritize the same massive housing projects in Manila's impoverished sections including Isla Putting Bato, Parola 1 and 2, among other. Middle class families will also gain access to affordable housing programs to be launched by Atienza.
Health care services is also among the foremost concerns of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza. Atienza has vowed to increase the budget allocated for the procurement of medical equipment and medicine to improve the delivery of healthcare services."Sama sa Masa", a flagship project of Atienza wherein doctors conduct free medicines and checkups to every barangay of the city; will also be continued. Atienza will also give Manila residents with free dental and eye care.
Improving the peace and order situation in the city will also be one of Atienza's immediate priorities.Atienza knows very well that illegal drugs are the major culprit of crimes in the city.As an immediate solution and to lower down the city's crime rates, Atienza will be hunting down drug syndicates and criminals.Atienza is confident that he will be successful in providing Manilenos with a peaceful environment wherein anyone can live without fear and unmindful of their safety.
Atienza has also put a premium on quality education which he believes is the key for poverty alleviation and upliftment of the lives of the impoverished. Atienza plans to continue providing public school students with free education, school supplies and even school shoes. Manila's public universities like Unibersidad de Manila and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will undergo transformations to provide the city residents with an affordable and quality college education.Atienza will also bring back his non-formal education program wherein unemployed parents and out of school youth can complete their degree in a short time. Under Atienza's flagship program called Alternative Education, high school students can have access to vocational and technical education which can help them in finding future employment.The handing out of scholarships and other subsidies to students will also be continued as part of the former mayor's platform for education.
Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza is seeking another three year mandate in this coming Manila elections to continue his commitment in uplifting the lives of the city's impoverished residents. Atienza plans to improve of the local government's delivery of basic services which he views as the solution to the poverty incidence in the city. The former mayor of manila has outlined several programs for housing, peace and order and education which are designed to benefit the city's poorest residents.