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 has bared several programs and flagship projects, all of which are designed 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 were granted with free housing and land ownership under the former mayor's housing and land for the landless projects. With the assistance 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 are also set to benefit from affordable housing programs to be launched by Atienza.
Health care services is also a major priority of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.Atienza has outlined his plans 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 e providing 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 instant resolution and to lower down the city's crime rates, Atienza has promised to run after drug syndicates and criminals. Atienza is optimistic that he can provide Manilenos with a peaceful environment wherein anyone can live without fear and unmindful of their safety.
Atienza has also stressed out that quality education 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 also be enhanced to provide the city residents with an affordable and quality college education. Atienza also plans to 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 avail of vocational and technical courses which can help them with their 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 mayor of manila Lito Atienza has joined Manila elections to continue his dedication and commitment in uplifting the lives of the city's residents. Atienza platform is centered on improving local government's delivery of basic services as a way of addressing the poverty incidence in the city. Former Manila mayorLito Atienzahas pledged several programs for housing, peace and order and education, all of which will benefit the city's poorest residents.