Mayor Abalos meets with Mandaluyong women’s group

Published December 5, 2021, 1:50 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Mandaluyong Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos met with the leaders of Kababaihan Kakaiba ng Mandaluyong (KKM) of Districts 1 and 2 at the Mandaluyong City College Gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 4.


Joining Abalos were her father-in-law, former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chair Benjamin Abalos Sr., Rep. Boyet Gonzales, and Vice Mayor Anthony Suva.

In her opening address, Abalos endorsed the “Performance Team” of candidates for councilors of District 1 and 2.

Abalos also highlighted the collaborative work of Gonzales and the city government such as the construction of schools, daycares, health centers, and roads in the city.

“Dahil sa galing at talino ng ating Congressman, mayroon tayong mga ganitong facility (Because of the diligence and intelligence of our congressman, we have all these facilities),” Abalos said.

She also mentioned her plan to construct daycare centers and schools in Welfareville.

Abalos added a hospital is also being built and is ready to open next year.

The Mandaluyong mayor announced that the city government have prepared P35 to P50 million for the year 2022-2023 for the city college.

By 2023-2024, residents can enroll their children, and there will be an added budget of P150 million a year.

Abalos explained this amount is needed to successfully implement the program. Construction of buildings will be headed by Gonzales’ staff, while the operation and logistics such as hiring and paying teachers, electricity, water, and other expenses will be shouldered by the local government.

To assist the parents and children in their education, Abalos sais she wants to implement free tuition in schools from kinder to college. This is in addition to their provisions of free uniform, shoes, and tablets for every students of kinder to senior high.

Abalos also noted the desire of mothers to give full quality education to their children.

“Kayo na mga nanay, alam ko naman isa lang pangarap niyo – makapagpatapos ng anak. Para sa ganoon, kung ano ‘yung naranasan niyong hirap, huwag na maranasan ng inyong anak (As mothers, I know you have only one wish – for your children to finish school and graduate. So that the hardships you have faced will not be experienced by your children).” Abalos is running for the vice mayor position while the elder Abalos filed for the mayoral position in Mandaluyong in the upcoming 2022 elections. (Khriscielle Yalao)