Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar urged the people to help ensure the conduct of clean and peaceful elections on May 10 by being vigilant and fully exercising their right to vote.
Aguilar, running for re-election, made the call during a campaign rally in Barangay BF Int’l/CAA recently saying that the success of an electoral process lies greatly on the vigilance of the voters, especially now that the country will conduct the first-ever automated election system.
He told voters not to be intimated by the electronic voting process as he encourage them to get involved in the ongoing voter’s education seminars being conducted in all of the city’s 20 barangays.
“We must remember that you deserve no less but a kind of governance reflective of your hopes for a better life and your vigilance and cooperation are of utmost importance,” Aguilar told the crowd.
At the same time, Aguilar appealed to the mammoth crowd to support Nationalista Party standard bearer Manny Villar in his presidential bid for upright governance responsive to the aspirations of less privileged Filipinos for a better life.
Aguilar pointed out that Senator Villar has always been sincere in helping the people of Las Piñas, particularly in the city’s program on livelihood and the development of the depressed areas turning them into model communities.
Las Piñas, through Senator Villar’s bill, has made several areas into fully developed communities, with every deserving dweller has been awarded ownership of a house and lot under the community mortgage program.
The mayor also assured residents of expanded and continuous delivery of services such as free hospitalization program, free day-care up to college education, and the development of dressed areas. (END)
If we don’t allow politicians to buy our votes then we won’t be having problems with regard to corruption in elections. Let us spread the word. Let us not be influenced by money when it comes to voting. — Editor
Clean water supply will be soon available to BF Homes Las Piñas residents including the Paranaque area after Maynilad and BF Homes Inc., agreed to a settlement brokered by Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar with the help of Senator Manny Villar.
The agreement ended several months’ stand-off over road diggings and pipelaying because of legal issue and residents of Las Piñas and Paranaque affected by the water problem can now heave a sigh of relief as the legal battle between Maynilad and BF Homes Inc. is now over.
The problem reached the attention of city hall when residents called on Mayor Aguilar to use his police power to facilitate entry of Maynilad services into BF Homes Las Piñas portion. But the mayor rejected the idea calling it absurd and illogical. Aguilar said it would be foolish for the city government to do something which was already been declared contrary to law and the Constitution, citing the same case in Paranaque that was swiftly struck down by the court as illegal.
Aguilar pointed out that it is always his desire to facilitate and broker a win-win solution to problems involving the best interest and welfare of the residents. In this particular case, he is happy that he has proven correct that the water services issue was resolved by striking a better deal among the stakeholders.
“I am a consensus builder and do things for the best interest and benefit of all, Aguilar said.”
Aguilar further explained that his administration for the past 15 years has always been consistent in protecting the interest and welfare of the city residents, earning for Las Piñas a reputation as one of the best managed cities in the country.
“I don’t want people to be denied of clean water and be burdened by a long court battle like what happened in BF Paranaque. I share the residents’ common dream of having a clean water supply denied from them for so long,” Aguilar said.
Another batch of more than 800 family-beneficiaries in Las Piñas City personally received copies of their land titles from Senator Manny Villar and Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar recently making them rightful owners to the lots where their houses are situated under the city’s socialized housing project.
The socialized housing project is an ongoing program of Las Piñas City through the National Housing Authority since 1995 with theme: Kalayaan sa Kahirapan, Sariling Lupa Makamtan!
In awarding the copies of land titles to 386 and conditional contract to sell (CCS) to about 500 head of families Senator Villar and Mayor Aguilar urged the beneficiaries to make good of this opportunity to own a house and lot in the metropolis at an affordable payment scheme.
“Nothing is more fulfilling to me than making sure that you are now rightful owners to your house and a lot no matter how small. Ito ang isang tunay na pag-ahon sa kahirapan sa pamamagitan ng sipag at tiyaga,” Villar said during the awarding.
The recipients are part of the potential 7,945 beneficiary families living in the sprawling land area in Barangay CAA/BF International which was used to be classified as settlement site for informal settlers (squatters).
“Our fellow Las Piñeros deserve not just accessible and affordable health and education services but also decent shelter which we continue to provide with the help of Senator Villar through our socialized housing program,” Mayor Aguilar said.
Of the beneficiaries about 2,000 already received their conditional contracts to sell from 5,542 given the certificate of lot allocation which qualifies them to own apply to purchase a residential lot.
Under the scheme, the city’s Urban Poor Affairs Office is in charge of the evaluation and monitoring of prospective beneficiaries and makes recommendation to the NHA qualified or potential beneficiaries. Once given the (CCS), beneficiaries pay directly to the NHA office to complete the 22-year payment term and claim their original land title.
The CAA Socialized Housing Project is just one of the urban settlement projects being undertaken by Las Piñas which goal is to ensure a zero-informal settler in the city given their target period. This is to give form to the common vision of Mayor Aguilar and Senator Villar to free the informal settlers from poverty by making them rightful residential lot owners.
ALVARADO, FILIPINO RAMOS (Independent)
ANTONIO, FRANCISCO JR. ALFAR (KKK)
VELORIA, ZUSARAH BANGOYO (Independent)
VILLAR, MARK AGUILAR (NACIONALISTA PARTY)
ABELLAR, ANTONIO JR. DE GUIA INDEPENDENT
AGUILAR, VERGEL AMPAYA NACIONALISTA PARTY
GABANO, LIBERATO VALDEZ INDEPENDENT
SINAJON, FELIX GOMOCIO LIBERAL PARTY
For Vice Mayor:
BALDOMARO, TEODORO GALAN INDEPENDENT
BUSTAMANTE, LUIS IMPERIAL NACIONALISTA PARTY
GONZALES, BENJAMIN RAYMUNDO LIBERAL PARTY
SALENTES, ESTELITA PELAYO INDEPENDENT
Four Councilors (First District):
ACUNA, MARIO MARQUEZ INDEPENDENT
AGUILAR, DENNIS SANTOS NACIONALISTA PARTY
APOLONIO, AHLLAN RIVERA INDEPENDENT
BUGARING, LARRY DELLOSA INDEPENDENT
DELA CRUZ, HARRY DOQUILLA LIBERAL PARTY
DELOS REYES, GLADYS AGUILAR INDEPENDENT
FORTUNA, NOEL GACO INDEPENDENT
GREGORIO, ELMER YASAY LIBERAL PARTY
LAVILLA, GIOVANNI GONZALES LIBERAL PARTY
MENDOZA, ADRIANO MABINI INDEPENDENT
MIRANDA, ALFREDO LIM NACIONALISTA PARTY
MIRANDA, VILMA BELTRAN LIBERAL PARTY
MUSA, SALVE CIELO INDEPENDENT
PEÑA, OSCAR CAYAS NACIONALISTA PARTY
QUILATAN, BUENAVENTURA FAJARDO NACIONALISTA PARTY
RIGUERA, REX HANS NACIONALISTA PARTY
SANTOS, MARK ANTHONY GAYOSO NACIONALISTA PARTY
SECUYA, MARLON OBERES INDEPENDENT
TANUDRA, WINEFREDO DEGUIÑON LIBERAL PARTY
TARIPE, LOIE ATON INDEPENDENT
TRINIDAD, RAUL CHAVEZ LIBERAL PARTY
VILLANUEVA, ROBERTO ARILLANO INDEPENDENT
For Councilors (Second District):
AGUILAR, CARLO REBUENO NACIONALISTA PARTY
ALCOVER, ELSA CENTINO INDEPENDENT
ARANAS, LANNIE BONITA
BENEDICTO, LEOPOLDO FONDEVILLA NACIONALISTA PARTY
CASABAL, MARIO BARIT LIBERAL PARTY
CASIMIRO, EMMANUEL LUIS CABRERA ANG KAPATIRAN
DOMINGO, MODESTO GABRIEL LIBERAL PARTY
DOMINGUEZ, RONALD DELA CRUZ LIBERAL PARTY
DUMLAO, RENATO PANGAN NACIONALISTA PARTY
FERNANDEZ, PERFECTO JR. AGTUNONG INDEPENDENT
HERNANDEZ, DANILO VENZON NACIONALISTA PARTY
LOPEZ, DANILO BAES LIBERAL PARTY
MEDINA, HENRY DE CASTRO NACIONALISTA PARTY
MENIL, NONITA BACUS INDEPENDENT
MURILLO, NERISSA SANCHEZ INDEPENDENT
PAEZ, DANILO PITOGO INDEPENDENT
RAMOS, RUBEN CASAS NACIONALISTA PARTY