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Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval hailed the people’s support as they key factor in her achievements on health, housing, and livelihood during her first 100 days as the city’s chief executive at the Oreta Sports Complex in the city on Oct. 10, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

“Isang daang araw na ang nakalipas mula nang maupo ako bilang inyong mayor (One hundred days have passed since I took office as your mayor). When the people of Malabon elected me as mayor, they didn’t just elect a person, they elect a group of people, and that group is you [city officials and employees]. Ang mga pangakong binitawan ko noong panahon ng kampanya ay hindi magagawa kung wala kayo (The promises I made during the campaign period would not fulfilled without you),” Sandoval said.

The first lady mayor of the city of Malabon highlighted some programs and projects the city government has implemented in health, housing, flooding, livelihood, among others.

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Sandoval said that some 37 housing units located in Barangay Panghulo were already awarded to informal settler families (ISFs), while 42 certificates of land allocation in Barangay Longos were given to the active members of Naglakar Homeowners Association. These were the first housing and land distribution programs in the city as part of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Program that aims to provide one million housing units for Filipinos per year for six years.

Sandoval also signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the housing program with Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar.

She said there are also around 1,300 housing units that will soon be given to ISFs living near the waterways.

“Sa unang araw pa lamang ng ating panunungkulan, naramdaman na ang serbisyong Sandoval dahil agaran nating personal na tinugunan ang probema sa baha, kakulangan sa pagkain at mabilis na pangangalagang panlipunan ng humigit-kumulang sampung libo o ten thousand na pamilya na kabilang sa ating social empowerment and socio-civic programs (Since day one, the Sandoval brand of service was there as we immediately and personally addressed the problems of flooding, lack of food and immediate social care for approximately 10,000 families that are the beneficiarfies of our social empowerment and socio-civic programs),” she said.

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According to Sandoval, there are 868 newly registered persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the city, 76 of whom were given assistive devices.

There were also 238 residents who got hired for different jobs through the job fairs held by the Public Employment Services Office (PES0); 500 who benefited from the Department of Interior and Local Government’s Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program; 500 assisted for their medical, financial and burial needs; and 1,457 who received help through the city’s anti-illegal drug related activities.

TUPAD is a community based package of assistance for displaced workers, underemployed, and seasonal workers, that includes emergency employment for 10-30 days.

Sandoval said that the four Super Health Centers in barangays Longos, Tonsuya, Potrero, and Catnom already served 154,250 patients. Around 6,577 individuals were given medical assistance while 18 were given assistance for their minor and major surgical operations.

She added that around P7,000,000 worth of medical financial assistance were also provided to 5,591 individuals.

Sandoval said the city has conducted clean up drives and clearing operations and have saved P171,197.40 from repairs and the removal of illegal water and electricity connections.

The mayor also laid out some of her future plans for infrastructures, health, safety, and education.

Various activities were also held during the event including the turn over ceremonies of different cleaning materials to schools, one unit of bus from JAC Liner to the city government, and the distribution of different benefits to senior citizens.

“Marami tayong nagawa sa loob ng isandaang araw, nawa’y maging motibasyon natin ito sa pagsakatuparan ng mga paparating na proyekto at programa na ilulunsad ng ating pamahalaan (We have accomplished a lot in one hundred days, may this be our motivation to implement upcoming projects and programs that will be launched by our government),” Sandoval said.

Present at the event were DHSUD Undersecretary Garry De Guzman, City Administrator Alexander Rosete, former City Representative Ricky Sandoval, local officials and employees, guests, and residents.

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