ILOILO City – So how did Mayor Jerry Treñas fare in his first 100 days in office?
The city’s chief executive gauged his performance against his election promises summed up in the acronym WHEELS, which stands for Welfare, Health and Sanitation, Education, Environmental Management, Livelihood, and Sustainability.
A rundown of his programs and projects carried out or started in his first 100 days in office was published in the 15-page Kauswagan, the official publication of the Iloilo City government.
* P38-million command center for disaster risk reduction and traffic – site in Mandurriao district identified; construction begins this year
* Regional Gawad Kalasag Award from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – awarded to Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
* P36-million Regional Evacuation Center – site in Jaro district identified; to be funded by the Office of Civil Defense
* multimillion grant from Alliance Global Inc. for initiatives to make the metropolis resilient
* Iloilo City Police Office – cited s outstanding in Police Community Relations
* provision of 11 bike patrols for Iloilo Esplanade
* Iloilo City ranked 8th safest city in Southeast Asia
* construction of new warehouse for city government documents, supplies and equipment
* Metro Manila Development Authority helping craft Iloilo City traffic plan
* streetlight repairs
* cash to individuals in crisis situations; free haircut for pupils; and social services, especially the Office of Senior Citizens Affair transferred to city hall ground floor for the convenient of senior citizens
HEALTH AND SANITATION
* establishment of dengue hydration unit and conduct of blood donation drive in response to rising dengue cases
* free flu vaccine
* Red Cross cited Iloilo City government for voluntary blood services program
* Technical Institute of Iloilo City-Molo offering new course
* leadership trainings for youth
* inauguration of new phase of esplanade
* tree planting program
* 16,466 kilos trash collected during coastal and river cleanup
* 7,000 trees planted along floodway
* 5,564 job hunters hired from July to September through the Public Employment Service Office
* Charter Day Job Fair
* reclassification of coastal road to industrial zone
* establishment of MICE Center
* set up digital information kiosk at the ground floor of city hall to give public easier time looking for departments and offices as well as other fees needed for every transactions
* city government department heads, members of the City Council, academe, and private sector underwent “Strategic Refresh” to revisit its objective and initiatives and ensure that they remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the institution and its stakeholders.
“Let us try to do our best to make the lives of Ilonggos better. We should work together to achieve our dreams for our city,” said Treñas./PN