76th Liberation Day of Muntinlupa

Yesterday, officials of the City Government of Muntinlupa led by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi took part in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Alabang to commemorate the liberation of the city from occupying foreign forces during the World War II. Also present in the said ceremony were Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac, Congressman Ruffy Biazon, and members of the City Council.

Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (center) paid tribute to war veterans and local heroes in celebration of the city’s 76th Liberation Day with the theme, “Digmaan Pinagtagumpayan, Pag-Asa para sa Ligtas na Sambayanan.” (source – Muntinlupa PIO)
The Mayor and other public officials at the monument. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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City of Muntinlupa at Work (December 16, 2020)

Here are the recent developments related to the public service the City Government of Muntinlupa has been doing.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles (2nd from left) joined the local government of Muntinlupa’s flag raising ceremony and donated 2,100 food packs to local execs on Monday. CabSec Nograles, who is also the chair of the Task Force Zero Hunger, said the food distribution effort is part of the Pilipinas Kontra Gutom (PKG) campaign, a collaboration between stakeholders in the government and private sector. Joining the event are (L-R) McDonald’s Chief Finance Officer Robert Ramos, Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, Vice-mayor Artemio Simundac, and Congressman Ruffy Biazon. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi visits fire victims in Ilaya St., Alabang to extend the local government’s assistance on December 11, 2020. According to BFP Muntinlupa, at least 100 houses were razed by the fire incident leaving around 200 families displaced. The local government of Muntinlupa has provided hot meals and family kits to affected families who were temporarily taking shelter in Alabang Elementary School Covered Court. The City Health Office and Department of Disaster Resilience and Management are closely monitoring the evacuation center to mitigate COVID-19 transmission. Fire victims are also set to receive financial assistance through a local resolution. The cause of fire is still under investigation. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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Muntinlupa and DOH-TRC Bicutan sign partnership for drug rehabilitation of indigent residents

The City Government of Muntinlupa partners with the Department of Health – Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DOH-TRC) in Bicutan to subsidize the treatment and rehabilitation of indigent drug-dependent residents in the city. Under the agreement, Muntinlupa LGU will be financing the seven-month treatment and aftercare program of first time patients and indigent drug-dependent residents of the city. Shown in the photo: (L-R) City Administrator Engr. Allan Cachuela, DOH-TRC Financial and Management Officer Esteban Dino, DOH-TRC execs led by Chief of Hospital Dr. Alfonso Villaroman, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac, Coun. Francis Bagatsing, and DAPCO chief PSSUPT Florocito Ragudo (Ret.). (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

In response to the campaign of the National Government against substance abuse, the City Government of Muntinlupa formally partnered with the Department of Health – Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DOH-TRC) in Bicutan to subsidize the treatment and rehabilitation of indigent drug-dependent residents in the city.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed a memorandum of agreement with DOH-TRC execs led by Chief of Hospital Dr. Alfonso Villaroman and other local officials recently at Plaza Central, Poblacion, Muntinlupa City.

Fresnedi hopes that the financial assistance from the City Government will encourage indigent drug dependents in Muntinlupa to seek medical help in resolving the adverse effects of illegal drugs.

Under the agreement, Muntinlupa LGU will be financing the seven-month treatment of first-time patients and indigent drug-dependent residents of Muntinlupa amounting to P26,250.00 per beneficiary.

The City Government shall also shoulder the expenses for the following services: laboratory services (P820.00), drug dependency examination prior to admission and prior to discharge (P1,000.00), and three months Intensive Aftercare Program (P5,400.00). Further, Muntinlupa Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Office (DAPCO) will facilitate the continuation of the aftercare program for beneficiaries following their admission to DOH-TRC Bicutan.

The local aftercare and reintegration program (Mamamayan at Pamilya Laban sa Droga – MAPALAD) consists of livelihood trainings, job placement initiatives, and continuation education in partnership with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa and Muntinlupa City Technical Institute.

DAPCO targets to cater to at least 150 beneficiaries. Admission of patients to DOH-TRC Bicutan will begin on the second week of January 2021. Interested residents should coordinate with their Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) for assessment to avail the subsidy from the local government.

Other officials attending the MOA signing ceremony were DOH-TRC Financial and Management Officer Esteban Dino, Muntinlupa Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac, City Administrator Engr. Allan Cachuela, Coun. Francis Bagatsing, and DAPCO chief PSSUPT Florocito Ragudo (Ret.).

Recently, the City Government of Muntinlupa also entered a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the University Research Company for the implementation of USAID RenewHealth project that aims to strengthen the city’s community-based drug rehabilitation program.

USAID RenewHealth Project seeks to address drug dependency problem by expanding access to evidence-based and culturally-appropriate community-based drug treatment and recovery (CBDR) services.

For more information, the public may coordinate with the Muntinlupa Drug Abuse and Prevention Control Office located Muntinlupa City Hall, G/F Main Building, Putatan with telephone no. 8403-6689 / 8862-2525 loc. 212.

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Muntinlupa City Councilors raise P210,000 for Typhoon Victims

Members of the Muntinlupa City Council raised personal donations amounting to P210,000 for the victims of recent typhoons “Ulysses,” “Quinta,” and “Rolly.” Vice-mayor Artemio Simundac (5th from left) turned over the City Council’s financial assistance to Muntinlupa City Treasurer Al Miñoza (4th from left) on Monday during the regular council session. Recently, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi pledged to extend P11-million financial assistance to 21 local government units in Luzon that were affected by typhoons for their recovery and rehabilitation. Shown in the photo: (L-R) Coun. Valentino Niefes, Coun. Arlene Hilapo, Majority Floor Leader Coun. Raul Corro, Coun. Eliot Martinez, and Coun. Mamerto Sevilla. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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Muntinlupa Mayor Fresnedi meets with SMC and EEI execs, demands accountability on Skyway mishap

Following the Skyway Extension Project mishap in Muntinlupa City this past Saturday that left one dead and four injured, Mayor Jaime Fresnedi meet yesterday with contractors and parties involved in the incident to demand accountability.

Fresnedi asked San Miguel Corporation and Skyway contractor EEI Corporation officials to explain the cause of the accident and has given the executives two days to submit a comprehensive report regarding the collapse of a steel girder in the Skyway Extension Project. He expressed concern on the possible lapses in the safety protocols implemented by the contractors that led to the incident.

The meeting at Muntinlupa City Hall yesterday. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

“You must shape up and ensure stricter observance of occupational safety and safe operating procedures especially in high risk areas with heavy traffic. This should be the last incident to happen in your project in Muntinlupa,” Fresnedi warned the officials.

The mayor urged them to take responsibility and extend assistance to the families of the victims and other affected individuals. Also present during the meeting were Congressman Ruffy Biazon, Vice-mayor Temy Simundac, and members of the City Council.

Majority Floor Leader Coun. Raul Corro said the City Council will be passing a resolution demanding accountability from the contractors and mandating tighter construction site safety guidelines in Muntinlupa to prevent similar accidents.

One of several vehicles crushed by the fallen steel gird on November 21 along the East Service Road, Barangay Cupang. (photo source – Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office)

Corro said under the resolution, the City Government shall be requiring contractors to coordinate with the Muntinlupa City Traffic Management Bureau regarding construction activities such as positioning of steel girders for traffic management. The City Council wants to impose road rerouting measures on construction sites as part of the stricter construction protocol.

There was no proper coordination with MTMB for traffic management regarding the installation of steel girders in East Service Road for the Skyway Extension Project on Saturday.

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang on Sunday apologized to the victims and families of the accident and assured that the company will be providing assistance.

The crane operator involved in the incident has been charged with reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, multiple serious physical injuries, and damage to properties, according to Muntinlupa City Police Station.

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Muntinlupa City Government receives bikes donated by Senator Pia Cayetano

Recently the Office of Senator Pia Cayetano donated ten bikes to government workers and frontliners in Muntinlupa City as part of their PILIPINAS in Action Program. Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac received the donation yesterday together with other local officials at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Tunasan. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi extends his thanks to Sen. Cayetano for her donation and says that it will help local employees in their mobility. Earlier, the Department of Labor and Employment has also provided 22 bicycles to displaced workers in the city through the agency’s Free Bisikleta (FREEBIS) Project. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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