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
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.