Lito Atienza Is The Best Man To Vote For Manila Mayor

July 12, 2010

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza by a thousand mile is the best man to vote for mayor of the nation’s capital in this coming election 2010.The former DENR secretary boasts of having years of experience in public service, political will, wisdom, leadership stature and proven and unblemished track record which make him the most eligible person to win the much-coveted seat of the city mayor of this once glamorous and beautiful city. Atienza, the only mayor who won for three consecutive three-year terms, is revered by the whole city for being a true statesman and a father to all Manilenos, and for having served selflessly for the people of the city.One can just look at the former mayor’s countless achievements and numerous completed projects when he was still at the helm to be able to see vividly how this man has completely dedicated himself in uplifting and changing the lives of the Manilenos particularly the impoverished.

We do not have to go too far to see how
Lito Atienza acted during his stint as city mayor. We just have to take note of how Manila was and the living conditions of its residents were three years ago.The Atienza administration is highlighted by the significant changes in the lives and welfare of Manila’s poorest residents.Atineza’s pro-poor programs and priority projects have earned him the recognition as one of the most loved and respected leaders in the city’s rich political history.

Lito Atienza is one of the most accomplished city mayors of Manila, and there is no doubt that he is indeed a true statesman and a dedicated public servant. During his tenure as city mayor; Atienza has significantly transformed and enhanced the living conditions of the city’s poorest residents.Atienza batted for the efficient extension of basic services as evident in the programs and priority projects that he started during his term as city mayor. He was successful in addressing almost all of the social needs of his
beloved Manilenos in his programs and priority projects including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order, education, sports, arts and culture, nature and environment and welfare of senior citizens.

Atienza was able to build and provide housing projects and land acquisition programs for the city’s homeless residents.The former Manila mayor also enriched the coffers of the city’s public hospitals and health centers, as part of his efforts in improving the city’s healthcare services for its residents. This move has allowed public hospitals to purchase new medical equipment and medicines for enhanced healthcare services and to be able to provide free medicines to the city’s impoverished residents. The city of Manila which has earned the distinction of being a haven to the most notorious hold-up artists and pickpockets; has experienced the best peace and order situation under his leadership. During his leadership, the city recorded its lowest crime levels
in years due to Atienza’s dedication in ridding the whole city of drug traffickers and syndicates, which he believed as the main roots of all crimes in the city.

Atienza has also provided free education and school supplies to public school students. It was also during his tenure that the city’s universities and colleges were improved as part of his efforts in providing the city’s residents with an affordable and quality college education.The former mayor of Manila during his stint launched the Manila Youth games, which became beneficial to many of the city’s budding and promising athletes. In addition, in support of the city’s talented youth, Atienza created free training programs for children who are talented in the fields of music and dance with the help of Manila’s top dancers and singers.The city’s senior residents have also enjoyed more benefits from the former mayor’s program for the senior citizens which included special services, big discounts and other
freebies.

Aside from the enhanced delivery of basic services which has changed the lives of the poor, Atienza has also out the city of Manila back in the tourists’ map and in the list of top tourists’ destinations of the country. Atienza has also batted for the beautification and improvement of the city’s old and deteriorating parks and other tourist attractions. One of the most notable projects of the former mayor is the improvement of the city’s bay area commonly known as the “Baywalk”, which has allowed city residents, as well as local and foreign tourists to enjoy alfresco dining and listening to fine music while watching the world-renowned Manila Bay sunset. It was also during his leadership that the city’s navigation and travel were made better due to the drastic improvements made in the city’s infrastructure.

Former Mayor of Manila Lito Atienza‘s unblemished tenure as
city mayor along with his numerous achievements are clear indications that he is the best man to vote for in this coming election 2010. The former Manila mayor deserves to win the mayoralty seat anew due to his outstanding achievements as a public servant and his vast experience and knowledge on being a true statesman who works for the greater good of people.

-Joel Dumayog


Lito Atienza: The Most Accomplished City Mayor Of Manila

July 12, 2010

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza is one of the most efficient leaders in the rich history of the nation’s capital. His resume includes numerous accomplishments and completed projects, all of which has benefited his beloved Manilenos. The Atienza administration is characterized by the radical development of the lives and welfare of Manila’s poorest residents.A true statesman and a public servant, Atienza is admired and respected by the city’s impoverished residents due to his pro-poor programs and priority projects.

Under his leadership as Manila mayor, Atienza has ventured his efforts on the delivery of basic social services to the poor.This is particularly apparent in the programs and priority projects that he started during his term as city mayor. Lito Atienza started several flagship programs and priority projects that were all dedicated to the poor.These projects and programs covered almost all social aspects and needs including housing, healthcare, peace
and order, education, sports, arts and culture, nature and environment and welfare of senior citizens.

A lot of homeless and impoverished Manilenos were awarded with free house and lot under Atienza’s housing and land acquisition projects.Lito Atienza together with non-government organizations such as Gawad Kalinga and Habitat for Humanity have built thousands of houses in the 50-hectare Baseco area, all of which were rightfully awarded to the homeless city residents. Atienza has also launched affordable housing projects for the middle class. The former mayor has founded the Nagtahan Housing and UN Gardens which have provided many homeless middle class families with affordable housing.

To provide a solution to the healthcare needs of the city residents, Atienza started Sama sa Masa, a program which provides every barangay with free check ups, free medical services and medicines. Public city hospitals also enjoyed a bigger budget allocation
for the procurement of medical equipment and medicines. During his administration, Manila’s crime rates were at their lowest levels in many years.This is due to Atienza’s massive effort in ridding the entire city of drug traffickers and syndicates, which he believed as the main roots of all crimes in the city.

Public school students have also enjoyed free education and school supplies as part of Atienza’s program for education, which he believes is the answer to poverty. The city’s universities and colleges were also improved during his administration and have benefited the city’s youth with an affordable college education. Atienza also supported many potential and young athletes of the city by launching the Manila Youth Games, which has helped these young athletes in getting the necessary training and exposure to competition. Atienza also launched free training to children who are talented in the field of music and dance with the assistance of Manila’s top
dancers and singers.Atienza has pushed for the relocation of the oil depot in Pandacan which he believes is major environment and public safety threat. During the seventies, Atienza established the Mahal Ko si Lolo, Mahal Ko si Lola, a movement wherein senior citizens benefited from special services and discounts.

In this coming Philippine elections, Atienza plans to continue what he has successfully started during his tenure as city mayor. Atienza plans to push for the continuous improvement of the delivery of basic social services particularly to the city’s poor residents. Moreover, Atienza will remain committed in serving his beloved city and the Manilenos.Atienza vows to accomplish his goal of providing the Manilenos with a city that they can truly call their own and which they will care for.

In this coming Philippine elections, Atienza plans to continue what he has successfully
started during his tenure as city mayor. One of the most accomplished leaders in the rich history of the nation’s capital, Atienza outlined several flagship programs and priority projects that were all designed to benefit the poor. Atienza during his term has prioritized the delivery of basic social services to the poor.

-Ulysees Ong


Iglesia ni Cristo Endorsed Lito Atienza

May 6, 2010

Various religious groups, including the influential Iglesia ni Cristo have endorsed the candidacy of comebacking Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.

Apart from INC, Atienza is also being supported by Brother Mike Velarde of El Shaddai, Ustadz Ahmad Barcelom of the Manila Muslim community, Parish Councils of Manila as well as the majority of the city’s barangay chairmen, barangay councilors and watchmen and the pro-poor organization People’s Movement Against Poverty (PMAP).

It is widely known that the Iglesia ni Cristo has a huge following in the city. With the endorsement of the group, Atienza gains another 5 percent solid votes.

Based on the survey conducted last April 29, Atienza gained a 7 percentage lead against his toughest rival, incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim. With the INC votes, it can now be considered that Atienza is 12 percent leading against his opponent.

Meanwhile, El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde earlier said Manila needs a pro-life mayor.

“Lito Atienza is not only pro-life, but also pro-good government,” he added.

According to Msgr. Mel David, one of Atienza’s spiritual advisers, he knows the former Environment secretary too well. “He has a good heart and he is very sincere in wanting to uplift the lives of Manilans. He is pro-God and represents good governance.”

On the other hand, PMAP president Ronald Lumbao said he endorsed the candidacy of Atienza because apart from being a God-fearing person, he believes that the former Environment secretary has a genuine concern to help and improve the plight of the poor.

“His programs answer the needs of the poor community of Manila. He’s very much unlike the incumbent mayor who doesn’t care about the less fortunate,” Lumbao said.

The Muslim community also back Atienza’s candidacy, saying he maintains friendship and communication with them despite the difference in belief and religion.

Meanwhile, 650 out of the 897 barangay chairmen, and most of the barangay kagawads and tanods said that they witnessed how the former and present mayor managed the city. They claimed that they were able to prove that Atienza is the one who has a genuine heart to help the people, especially the poor.

Atienza said he is grateful for all the endorsements. He thanked all those who believe in him and his programs and vowed to do his best to improve the quality of life of the Manilans by creating jobs and provide livelihood and other opportunities for all.


Alfredo Lim Lose His Cool, Accused The Son of Lito Atienza As Drug User

May 1, 2010

The Rotary Club of Manila held a Polo Club Mayoral Debate last April 22, 2010, participated by mayoralty candidates Lim and Atienza. The debate was a heated one, with both candidates exchanging ideas on various social issues. When the drug problem of Manila was tackled, Lim outlined his strong campaign to prevent the rampant drug trade and use in the city; stating that he incessantly ceased the existence of drugs in Manila during his reign as the city’s Mayor. However, Lim’s opponent, Lito Atienza doubted his authenticity due to the fact that Lim’s son was arrested for drug pushing.

In 2008, the authorities apprehended Lim’s son, Manuel Lim for selling illegal drugs, an offense that is nonbailable an carries with it life imprisonment. Manila mayor Alfredo Lim, admitted that his son was busted by the PDEA in 2008, but denied helping his son. As Lim was placed in the hot seat, he strained the
topic by accusing the son of Atienza, Ali Atienza, a national athlete and a gold medalist of the taekwondo Asian games, of being a drug addict himself. Ali Atienza, who was in the audience, said to Lim that his accusations was impossible considering that he was an international athlete who complied with the strict drug testing procedures prior to competing in the taekwondo arena.

Turning red with embarrassment, Alfredo Lim who had no proof about his accusation, tried to cover his statement by pointing to former Vice Mayor Lacuna as the one who stated it. Ali then went on the stage and lectured Alfredo Lim about his track record as a national athlete.Lim, at that moment, humiliatingly yield to the fumes of the young Atienza, as the moderators of the debate took control of the situation. Lito Atienza remained calm despite the events and managed to continue the debate.

The
debate ended in a detached manner, with Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim trying to redeem himself from the embarrassing accusation he dropped against Ali Atienza. Unfortunately, Lim must have forgotten that the audience was professional Rotarians. Usually Alfredo Lim can get away with lies when he is facing the city’s customary street crowd of vendors, tricycle drivers and the likes; appearing in Tondo one and two with his usual mediocre style of campaigning. It is just sad to see how a low and unintelligent debate like this can go. As professionals, people were expecting a more academic and intellectual discussions from the candidates.

Ali Atienza will not easily let go of Lim’s allegations, stating that he would be filing a libel case against the mayor. During an interview, the son of Lito Atienza said that as an athlete who has represented the Philippines in many international competitions, it was
hurtful for him to be accused of being a drug addict. Ali Atienza also said during the interview that Lim’s allegations against him were impossible, as he have been compliant with the strict drug testing procedures imposed for competing athletes. Atienza said that even after the election is over he would continue the case against Lim in order to give justice to his reputation that the mayor has tarnished.

With election 2010 almost near, it has been a normal practice for competing candidates to speak ill against each other. These ill comments is one way for the candidates to pull down their opponents. However, for the candidates, they must also realize that by doing this they are also tarnishing their own reputation in the process. The people wants to have a leader who knows how to walk the talk and not just to talk and talk.

The son of mayoralty candidate Lito Atienza is planning to press charges against his father’s opponent Alfredo Lim after the current Manila mayor accused him of being a drug addict. The incident took place during the Mayoralty Debate last April 22, 2010 at the Manila Polo Club. Lim dropped the allegations when the topic of drug abuse was tackled. The young Atienza insisted that he would continue the charges even after election 2010 has ended.

-Joel Dumayog


Mayor Of Manila: Atienza To Push For Housing, Peace And Order, And Education

May 1, 2010

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza has vowed 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 is seeking another three-year mandate as city mayor to achieve 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 admired leaders of the city, promised to continue 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” will prioritize the social welfare and development of Manila’s residents. One of the primary priorities of the former mayor of Manila is improving 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 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 plans to continue 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 top priorities 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 major project of Atienza where in doctors conduct free medicines and checkups to every barangay of the city; will also be continued.Atienza will also provide Manila residents with free dental and eye care.

Improving the peace and order situation in the city is also a top priority of Atienza. 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 has vowed 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 undergo transformations to provide the city residents with an affordable and quality college education.Atienza also wants 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.
Scholarships and other subsidies 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 mayor Lito Atienzahas pledged several programs for housing, peace and order and education, all of which will benefit the city’s poorest residents.

-Ulysees Ong


Vote Lito Atienza: What He Plans To Do If He Wins

April 20, 2010

Former Manila mayor Lito Atienza is looking for another three-year mandate as city mayor of the nation’s capital as part of his efforts in continuing his commitment in serving his beloved city and the Manilenos.Atienza, one of the most revered leaders of the city plans on continuing his flagship programs and priority projects which he was able to successfully start during his tenure. If all things turn out well and if the majority of the Manilenos are wise enough to Vote Lito Atienza, the former mayor has plans to continue pushing for the improvement and effective delivery of basic social services to the residents of the city.Moreover, Atienza has vowed to continue his fight against poverty and has promised to concentrate all of his efforts in uplifting and developing the lives of the city’s impoverished residents.

If Manila residents would Vote Lito Atienza and would grant him another three-year term, Atienza plans to launch his platform dubbed as “Buhayin Nating Muli Ang Maynila” which is centered on sustaining what he has started during his tenure. In light of this, Atienza has penciled a number of programs and priority projects, all of which are designed to meet all the basic social needs of the city and its residents.Atienza plans to sustain his livelihood programs and effective delivery of basic social services which has benefited much of the city’s impoverished residents during his tenure as city mayor.

To fulfill his vision of uplifting the lives of the city’s poorest residents, Atienza plans to launch programs that would stimulate the city’s once-vibrant economy. Atienza plans to attract investors into the city by enhancing the city’s infrastructure and peace and order situation.In this way, economic activity in the city will be put back into life, which can result into job creation for the city’s unemployed residents. Livelihood programs and skills trainings will also be continued to serve the city’s unemployed and out of school youth to provide them with a decent livelihood and source of income. Moreover, Atienza will also create employment opportunities for the city’s senior citizens who would still want to work.

Apart from creating jobs and employment opportunities, Atienza plans to continue addressing the needs of the residents by including almost all social aspects in his platform. Atienza will start and sustain programs and projects that will cover a wide array of social areas including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order, education, sports, culture and arts, nature and environment and welfare of senior citizens.If the Manilenos will Vote Lito Atienza, they will continue to enjoy all the benefits and the services they were able to avail during Atienza’s tenure.

If given another three-year mandate as city mayor, Atienza will continue to build affordable housing programs and land acquisition programs both for the homeless impoverished residents and even to the middle class. As part of his efforts in improving the city’s healthcare services, Atienza plans to provide more financial resources to the city’s public hospitals and health centers.This will allow hospitals to acquire modern medical equipment and medicines to be able to provide the Manilenos with quality healthcare and free medicines.Healthcare services will also be taken into every barangay via the “Sama sa Masa”, a flagship project of Atienza where in doctors conduct free medicines and checkups to every barangay of the city.Atienza also plans to continue providing free education and school supplies to the city’s public school students. In addition, as part of his efforts in providing quality and affordable college education, Manila’s colleges and universities will also be enhanced. Livelihood programs and skills trainings like vocational courses will also be offered to Manila’s unemployed and out of school youth.

Atienza will also continue to support Manila’s budding athletes and talents through the promotion of sports-culminating activities and free training and development programs. The city’s peace and order situation will also be enhanced and perpetrators of crime and big time drug or crime syndicates will be put into justice.As a former environment czar, Atienza will continue to push for the removal of the oil depot in Pandacan, which he deem as a serious environmental and safety threat to the people residing in the area. Furthermore, Atienza is planning to move forward with his beautification projects to put Manila back into the tourists’ maps and top destinations in the country.Atienza has vowed to transform and beautify the city’s old and deteriorating parks and tourist attractions, just like what he did in Manila’s bay area or commonly known as the baywalk.

If Manila residents Vote Lito Atienza, the former Manila mayor plans to continue his dedication and commitment in uplifting the lives of the city’s residents. He plans to continue improve the local government’s delivery of basic services and creating livelihood and employment opportunities which he views as the solutions to the poverty incidence in the city. Atienza has vowed to continue his beautification projects just like what he did in he now infamous baywalk.


Lito Atienza: A True Statesman And Dedicated Public Servant

April 20, 2010

Former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza by a thousand mile is the best man to vote for mayor of the nation’s capital in this coming election 2010.The former DENR secretary possess years of experience in public service, political will, wisdom, leadership stature and proven and unblemished track record which make him the most eligible person to win the much-coveted seat as the city mayor of this once glamorous and beautiful city.Atienza, the only mayor who won three consecutive three-year mandates, is well-admired by the entire city for being a true statesman and a father to all Manilenos, and for serving selflessly for the people of the city. One can just take a closer look at the former mayor’s innumerable achievements and various completed projects during his leadership to be able to see a clear picture of how this man has completely dedicated himself in uplifting and changing the lives of the Manilenos particularly the impoverished.

We do not have to go that far to see how Lito Atienza performed during his tenure as city mayor. We just have to look at how Manila was and the lives of its residents were three years ago. The Atienza administration is highlighted by the significant changes in the lives and welfare of Manila’s poorest residents.Atienza’s pro-poor programs and priority projects have turned him into one of the most loved and respected leaders in the city’s rich political history.

Lito Atienza has accomplished a lot of things than any other city mayors of Manila, and there is no doubt that he is indeed a true statesman and a dedicated public servant. During his stint as city mayor; Atienza has changed and improved the lives of the city’s poorest residents. Atienza batted for the efficient extension of basic services as evident in the programs and priority projects that he started during his term as city mayor. He was successful in addressing almost all of the social needs of his beloved Manilenos in his programs and priority projects including programs for housing, healthcare, peace and order, education, sports, arts and culture, nature and environment and welfare of senior citizens.

Atienza has built and launched housing projects and land acquisition programs for the city’s homeless residents. The former Manila mayor also increased the budget and resources of the city’s public hospitals and health centers, as part of his efforts in improving the city’s healthcare services for its residents.This program has enabled public hospitals to acquire new medical equipment and medicines for improved healthcare services and to be able to provide free medicines to the city’s impoverished residents.The city of Manila which is renowned for being a haven to the most notorious hold-up artists and pickpockets; has seen and witnessed the best peace and order situation under his leadership.During his administration, the city was able to experience its lowest crime levels in years due to Atienza’s considerable effort in ridding the entire city of drug traffickers and syndicates, which he believed as the main roots of all crimes in the city.

Atienza has also extended free education and school supplies to public school students.It was also during his tenure that the city’s universities and colleges were improved as part of his efforts in providing the city’s residents with an affordable and quality college education.The former mayor of Manila during his leadership has started the Manila Youth games, which has been very helpful to many of the city’s budding and promising athletes.In addition, in support of the city’s talented youth, Atienza provided free training of children who are talented in the fields of music and dance with the help of Manila’s top dancers and singers. The city’s senior residents have also enjoyed more benefits from the former mayor’s program for the senior citizens which included special services, big discounts and other freebies.

Aside from a better delivery of basic services which has improved the lives of the poor, Atienza has also put the city of Manila back in the tourists’ map and in the list of top tourists’ destinations of the country.Atienza has also batted for the beautification and improvement of the city’s old and deteriorating parks and other tourist attractions. One of the most popular projects of the former mayor is the development of the city’s bay area commonly known as the “Baywalk”, which has enabled city residents, as well as local and foreign tourists to enjoy alfresco dining and listening to fine music while enjoying the world-renowned Manila Bay sunset. It was also during his leadership that the city’s navigation and travel were made better due to the drastic improvements made in the city’s infrastructure.

No one is more eligible to hold the position as city mayor than former mayor Lito Atienza. The former Manila mayor is the most accomplished and experienced among other bets in this coming election 2010. His achievements and countless completed projects and programs are testimonies to his being a true statesman and a dedicated public servant serving selflessly for the good of many people.


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