By Jel Santos
Makati City has allocated P8.4 billion for healthcare, education and social welfare services.
The allocation is 4.4 percent more than the 2017 budget for the same services.
“We continue to enhance our programs and services which are most crucial to human development and social progress. By providing Makatizens free access to quality education and responsive health and social services, we empower them to attain their fullest potential so that they can actively take part in nation-building,” Mayor Abigail Binay said.
Binay said that she is bullish that the major projects slated for the year will be fully implemented, with the city’s total revenue collections reaching almost P8.6 billion as of February.
“Our constituents can rest assured that we are committed to providing them the best services we can afford,” the mayor said.
Healthcare services and initiatives of the city include the Yellow Card comprehensive health insurance program, which covers the free medicines program, free outpatient services and subsidized hospitalization at the state of the art Ospital ng Makati, and partner-health providers.