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Taguig has been a quiet city for years. Now it's one of the top cities in the metro you must consider living in.

Over the past 9 years, Taguig has become one of the most progressive cities in our country, currently ranking as the 6th richest city in the Philippines. However, what benefits come with it and how is it really like to be a Taguigeño



EDUCATION


Every leader is given various opportunities to create progress. It’s just a matter of priorities and how to envision change. To Mayor Lani Cayetano, education is not a privilege; it is a right! 


Consequently, education has always been the top-priority of our city government, that is why it boasts 57,318 proud scholars.


Among them, 2,153 licensed professionals, 33 top 10 board placers, and 324 honor college graduates have been produced by the Taguig City’s scholarship. 


In fact, this year’s city budget has risen from 5 million (2010) to 675 million pesos (2019) for scholarship programs alone – highest in the Philippines.


There are also more than 8,000 TLC (Taguig Learners Certificate) scholars whose tuition fee and miscellaneous fee are free and shouldered by Taguig. This scholarship is to those graduating from public elementary schools and will continue high school in partner private schools in the city.


Aside from this, high school students are given LANDBANK accounts for their monthly allowances alongside seminars for financial literacy. In addition to that, those who are sent to trainings and competitions are fully subsidized. 


Here in Taguig, education is ensured to be free, accessible to all, and attain utmost quality; starting from Kindergarten even up to Doctorate degree.


Free supplies:

• Shoes
• Raincoat
• Notebooks
• Pens
• Bags
• Uniforms
• Hygiene kits
• Emergency grab bags

Technological advancements and facilities:

• CAL/MAC laboratories
• Air-conditioned and projector-equipped classrooms
• CCTVs along hallways
• 7 story-building with elevator (Signal Village National High School)

These benefits are given to every public school in Taguig City to provide quality education and even comfort to the city’s students. The high quality education enables the students of Taguig to cater progress that will benefit all of the Taguigeños in the long run.


Indeed, education is the greatest equalizer that we have in a society that’s hampered by injustice and lack of opportunity.



HEALTH CARE BENEFITS


• Infant Care Project 

- 3-in-1 foldable baby bag that can transform into a diaper bag, a crib or a changing pad. Several compartments of the baby bag given away free of charge are filled with soap, alcohol, baby oil, wipes and diapers.
• Free eye check-up with free eyeglasses
• Dental check up 


HEALTH CARE CENTERS


• Dialysis center

• Newly developed Taguig-Pateros District Hospital  
• Under construction Taguig General Hospital along C6 road
• Center for the Elderly
• Mobile clinic
• 31 health centers (PhilHealth accredited)
• 3 super health centers (PhilHealth accredited)


HEALTH CARE EQUIPMENT FOR PWDs


These are free and given directly to their houses:


• Wheelchairs

• Crutches
• Hearing aids
• Medicines

With these, we can say that Taguig prioritizes both education and health care of its citizens especially to those individuals who are financially challenged to provide for their own health safety and security.



AGRICULTURE


Although Taguig is highly urbanized, enhancing its agriculture seeks balance between modernization and tradition in the city. This allows Taguig to remain as ‘probinsyudad’. Taguig has integrated urban farm along C6 road which is also a way to alleviate the expenses of Taguigenos due to its raw products as well as to promote a greener city.


In line with this, there is also Market on Wheels program that aims to ease the financial burden of consumers by selling products at prices that are much lower than those from the supermarkets. 


This initiative led to a partnership with the city government which enabled Taguigeño residents to avail affordable products sold at covered courts which were turned into a marketplace for selected days.



DEBT-FREE CITY


One of the issues that plagues our country as a whole is our addiction to never ending debt. As a result, the government had “to squeeze basic services and maintenance expenditures, reduce investment in infrastructure, incur huge deficits, and raise taxes and user fees to service the debt,” the UP report said. Roughly around 1.6 billion pesos was fully paid by the city government which was incurred from the previous administration



TAGUIG CITY FREE WIFI


“The city simultaneously activated Wi-Fi hotspots in 28 barangay halls, 31 health centers, 3 Super Health Centers and 6 other locations: Taguig City University, Taguig City Hall, Lakeshore Hall, Mercado Del Lago, TLC Park and the Taguig Pateros District Hospital (TPDH).”


Every Filipino deserves to live in a debt-free city with high quality, top priority education and accessible health care; a city that is urbanized yet maintains to be green. To achieve this, everyone must “think BIG and dream BIG”. All of the privileges attained by Taguigeños are worthwhile and made possible by leaders who truly prioritize and care for the Taguigeños for the past 9 years. 


This upcoming election, May 13, may every Taguigeño open their eyes and minds in order to elect those who are worthy and best capable in serving our city, Taguig.  



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REFERENCES


OTHER NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS/PROGRAMS


WHERE TO EAT IN TAGUIG?



Why choose to live in Taguig?

Taguig has been a quiet city for years. Now it's one of the top cities in the metro you must consider living in.

Over the past 9 years, Taguig has become one of the most progressive cities in our country, currently ranking as the 6th richest city in the Philippines. However, what benefits come with it and how is it really like to be a Taguigeño



EDUCATION


Every leader is given various opportunities to create progress. It’s just a matter of priorities and how to envision change. To Mayor Lani Cayetano, education is not a privilege; it is a right! 


Consequently, education has always been the top-priority of our city government, that is why it boasts 57,318 proud scholars.


Among them, 2,153 licensed professionals, 33 top 10 board placers, and 324 honor college graduates have been produced by the Taguig City’s scholarship. 


In fact, this year’s city budget has risen from 5 million (2010) to 675 million pesos (2019) for scholarship programs alone – highest in the Philippines.


There are also more than 8,000 TLC (Taguig Learners Certificate) scholars whose tuition fee and miscellaneous fee are free and shouldered by Taguig. This scholarship is to those graduating from public elementary schools and will continue high school in partner private schools in the city.


Aside from this, high school students are given LANDBANK accounts for their monthly allowances alongside seminars for financial literacy. In addition to that, those who are sent to trainings and competitions are fully subsidized. 


Here in Taguig, education is ensured to be free, accessible to all, and attain utmost quality; starting from Kindergarten even up to Doctorate degree.


Free supplies:

• Shoes
• Raincoat
• Notebooks
• Pens
• Bags
• Uniforms
• Hygiene kits
• Emergency grab bags

Technological advancements and facilities:

• CAL/MAC laboratories
• Air-conditioned and projector-equipped classrooms
• CCTVs along hallways
• 7 story-building with elevator (Signal Village National High School)

These benefits are given to every public school in Taguig City to provide quality education and even comfort to the city’s students. The high quality education enables the students of Taguig to cater progress that will benefit all of the Taguigeños in the long run.


Indeed, education is the greatest equalizer that we have in a society that’s hampered by injustice and lack of opportunity.



HEALTH CARE BENEFITS


• Infant Care Project 

- 3-in-1 foldable baby bag that can transform into a diaper bag, a crib or a changing pad. Several compartments of the baby bag given away free of charge are filled with soap, alcohol, baby oil, wipes and diapers.
• Free eye check-up with free eyeglasses
• Dental check up 


HEALTH CARE CENTERS


• Dialysis center

• Newly developed Taguig-Pateros District Hospital  
• Under construction Taguig General Hospital along C6 road
• Center for the Elderly
• Mobile clinic
• 31 health centers (PhilHealth accredited)
• 3 super health centers (PhilHealth accredited)


HEALTH CARE EQUIPMENT FOR PWDs


These are free and given directly to their houses:


• Wheelchairs

• Crutches
• Hearing aids
• Medicines

With these, we can say that Taguig prioritizes both education and health care of its citizens especially to those individuals who are financially challenged to provide for their own health safety and security.



AGRICULTURE


Although Taguig is highly urbanized, enhancing its agriculture seeks balance between modernization and tradition in the city. This allows Taguig to remain as ‘probinsyudad’. Taguig has integrated urban farm along C6 road which is also a way to alleviate the expenses of Taguigenos due to its raw products as well as to promote a greener city.


In line with this, there is also Market on Wheels program that aims to ease the financial burden of consumers by selling products at prices that are much lower than those from the supermarkets. 


This initiative led to a partnership with the city government which enabled Taguigeño residents to avail affordable products sold at covered courts which were turned into a marketplace for selected days.



DEBT-FREE CITY


One of the issues that plagues our country as a whole is our addiction to never ending debt. As a result, the government had “to squeeze basic services and maintenance expenditures, reduce investment in infrastructure, incur huge deficits, and raise taxes and user fees to service the debt,” the UP report said. Roughly around 1.6 billion pesos was fully paid by the city government which was incurred from the previous administration



TAGUIG CITY FREE WIFI


“The city simultaneously activated Wi-Fi hotspots in 28 barangay halls, 31 health centers, 3 Super Health Centers and 6 other locations: Taguig City University, Taguig City Hall, Lakeshore Hall, Mercado Del Lago, TLC Park and the Taguig Pateros District Hospital (TPDH).”


Every Filipino deserves to live in a debt-free city with high quality, top priority education and accessible health care; a city that is urbanized yet maintains to be green. To achieve this, everyone must “think BIG and dream BIG”. All of the privileges attained by Taguigeños are worthwhile and made possible by leaders who truly prioritize and care for the Taguigeños for the past 9 years. 


This upcoming election, May 13, may every Taguigeño open their eyes and minds in order to elect those who are worthy and best capable in serving our city, Taguig.  



READ MORE





REFERENCES


OTHER NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS/PROGRAMS


WHERE TO EAT IN TAGUIG?



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