Mandaluyong LGU distributes motorcycles to employees

Published July 5, 2022, 1:31 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The Mandaluyong City local government turned over on Monday, July 4, 10 motorcycles to two of its city departments to further boost their public service capabilities.

Photo from Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos

Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos, on behalf of Mayor Benjamin Abalos Sr., led the distribution of the motorcycles to its Traffic and Parking Management Department and City Engineering Department.

Four motorcycle units were given to the Traffic and Parking Management Department while six units were turned-over to the City Engineering Department.

Photo from Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos

Photo from Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos

Vice Mayor Abalos said the vehicles will be of great help to the two branches of the city government particularly in responding to the needs of Mandaleños.

During their oath-taking ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, Mayor Abalos and Vice Mayor Abalos vowed to continue the honest and proactive leadership the city of Mandaluyong has, and to create new programs and initiatives which aim to improve the way of life of Mandaleños amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

On June 28, the city government inaugurated its newest medical facility aimed at addressing the growing need for world-class health services in the city due to the Covid-19 pandemic and population growth.

Vice Mayor Abalos led the inauguration of the Mandaluyong City Medical Center (MCMC) located along Martinez Street in Barangay Addition Hills after Mayor Abalos tested positive for Covid-19.

The 8-storey medical facility has a 250-bed capacity and is more spacious to house the existing medical services found in the old city hospital. It is said to have its own radiology department and can provide dialysis and dental services.

The new MCMC will also be the new location for the Ciara Marie Foundation Infectious Ward for pediatric patients.

“Public healthcare is always one of the top priorities of the city and we’re aiming to improve it alongside the completion of our new city hospital at its new location,” Abalos said.

The current location of the new MCMC allows for future expansion and has a dedicated parking space to prevent the obstruction of traffic along Martinez Street. Meanwhile, the old hospital along Boni Avenue will continue to function as a Covid-19 hospital and isolation facility.