Along marks first 100 days as Caloocan chief

Caloocan City Mayor Along Malapitan delivered his State of the City Address this Saturday, October 8 at Caloocan Sports Complex, highlighting his administration’s key achievements in his first 100 days in office.

The local chief executive gave emphasis to the city’s efforts in providing job opportunities as part of the government’s recovery program through its local recruitment activities, mega job fairs and free training programs, resulting to over 5,000 employed residents and 480 training graduates in a span of three months.

In line with this, Along also declared that the construction is underway for the eight quick response stations dedicated for disaster and emergency preparedness. He also announced that the city shall continue the fight against crime and illegal drugs and that the Caloocan City Police Station has apprehended over 1,400 suspects in response to his marching order to clear the city’s most wanted list.

Gearing toward digitalization with online transactions as its core, Mayor Along stated that processes such as registration and validation of records were migrated online.

The city government also partnered with GCash to introduce an online payment portal for real property and business taxes, as well as for other government services.

He also emphasized his initiative to empower micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), cooperatives, social and civil organizations, and the market sector to boost the city’s economy.

In the next months, the mayor vowed to focus more on infrastructure projects which include the construction of the new Caloocan City Hall-North and Caloocan Business Center.

Strengthening public health care, the mayor likewise stated that the government plans to improve its programs and open more health centers for its communities as well as procuring new equipment for the city’s public hospitals.

One of his fulfilled promises include Ordinance no. 0984 which grants P500 cash gift to senior citizens to show appreciation for their invaluable role that influences generations.

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