ONLY minutes after she was formally sworn in on Thursday, June 30, as the City's chief executive, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano hit the ground running by visiting programs that embody her administration's three priorities: health, economic development, and peace and order.

Mayor Lani checked the Taguig Love Caravan in Barangay Balagtas Covered Court, Lower Bicutan, where Taguigeños benefited from free medical and dental services such as checkups, wellness checks, lab tests, and dental extractions. Mayor Lani herself first launched this program in 2010.

She also expressed her intention to continue to improve the health programs developed by her predecessor, Mayor Lino Cayetano, especially those that seek to combat Covid-19.

As part of her administration's economic development thrust, Mayor Lani visited the Work for Pay Orientation at RP Cruz Elementary School, which was attended by more than 200 poverty alleviation program beneficiaries from Barangays New Lower Bicutan, Lower Bicutan, Hagonoy, San Miguel, Tuktukan and Bambang. The Work for Pay initiative is a Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged (Tupad) Workers of Department of Local Employment aimed at families affected by the pandemic but who are not among the national government's ayuda beneficiaries.

The Tupad program was funded under Bayanihan 1 and 2, which were passed when now-Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and Mayor Lani were serving their terms in Congress.

In the peace and order arena, the Taguig chief executive met with Taguig chief of police Robert Baeza and Barangay Captain Pedrito Bermas at the Western Bicutan barangay hall, as she laid down her plans to ensure Taguig remains a safe city.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Lani said in her speech during her Panunumpa at the Sen. Renato “Compañero” Cayetano Memorial Science and High School, that her administration would continue the efforts of the past administration in fighting against Covid-19; expanding the economic development and employment in the City, and strengthening peace and order by conducting dialogues with stakeholders on how to intensify the anti-criminality efforts in the City.

"With the overwhelming victory of our slate lie a million dreams and and a million lives that look up to us for leadership and guidance. Mga ginigiliw kong Taguigeño, handa na ako bilang lingkod-bayan po ninyo, handa na po akong paglingkuran kayo bilang Punong Lungsod ng Taguig. Nawa ay handa na rin po kayong samahan ako," she said.

After the Panunumpa, Mayor Lani led a dedication ceremony in City Hall dubbed Pag-aalay attended by all department heads and employees. Mayor Lani dedicated the City Hall and their work to God, as the center of their administration’s service in the city.

Mayor Lani also signed her first executive order which institutionalizes a faith-based values-oriented leadership in the City. Under Executive Order No. 2022-ko01 Series of 202, Mayor Lani sought to establish a moral uprightness and values formation program ensuring that all Taguig employees continue to serve Taguigeños with honesty and integrity as a "God-centered and people-oriented" local government

The EO also lays down the administration’s zero tolerance for any form of corruption.

After the City Hall ceremony, Mayor Lani proceeded to the Taguig Love Caravan, Tupad Work For Pay Orientation, and the peace and order meeting with barangay officials and the local police.

Concluding her day-long activity, an inaugural celebration called Panata gathered all elected officials in the city as they vowed to fulfill their duty to God, country, and countrymen by serving the people wholeheartedly, regardless of their social status. SPONSORED CONTENT