Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led the celebration Wednesday of Muntinlupa City Charter Day, declared as a special non-working holiday in the city, and the unveiling of the Centennial Avenue Marker.
Fresnedi, other officials and local government employees, attended Mass at the Muntinlupa City Hall Quadrangle in the morning to start the day’s activities.
Following the mass was a parade by city government personnel and barangay staff to Centennial Avenue in Laguerta, Tunasan for the unveiling of the marker. Fresnedi was joined by Rep. Ruffy Biazon and other city officials.
In the afternoon, the Top Ten Taxpayers of the city were recognized for their unwavering support to the local government of Muntinlupa, as development partners in the advancement of the city’s programs and projects.
The awardees were, in order, Ford Group Philippines, Inc., Manila Electric Company or Meralco, Filinvest Alabang, Inc., Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Co., Amkor Technology Phils, Inc., Toyota Alabang Inc., Alabang Commercial Corp., Filinvest Land Inc., AIG Shared Services-Business Processing Phils. Inc., and Zuellig Pharma Corp.
Fresnedi also delivered his State of the City Address, the City Government’s accomplishment reports, and Muntinlupa’s developments for the past years.
His administration’s highlights include a scholarship program for over 50,000 beneficiaries from elementary to college and graduate school students; construction of additional school buildings and facilities, improvement in barangay health centers; and upgrading Ospital ng Muntinlupa’s services and medical equipment.
The city under Fresnedi’s watch has also offered zero-interest loans up to P100,000 for 5,000 micro-entrepreneurs, established the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Satellite Office, and collected taxes worth P1.84 billion.
Future programs are the construction of a health center and Muntinlupa Museum in Tunasan, Colegio de Muntinlupa in Sucat, Women’s Resource Center in Putatan, and Fire Station in Susana Heights, Tunasan.
Fresnedi extended his gratitude to development partners from the national government, non-government organizations, religious groups, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries and other members of the private sector.