|Makati City - Batac City signed Sisterhood Pact|
To promote progress and economic growth among cities, a sisterhood signing agreement between Batac City & Makati City took place at the 22 storey city hall last March 30, 2009 at 6:00 o'clock in the evening, duly attended by the Mayors of both cities, and the whole officialdom and department heads of the City of Batac. Makati City Councilor Tosca Camille Puno, Atty. Francisco Roman and Ms. Marjorie A. De Veyra, acting Makati City Administrator were also present during the signing.
After the Batac City delegation was welcomed by the MAPSA Band, a tour at the Makati City Hall followed. Makati's Best Practices was presented to the delegation in the huge conference hall of the city's elegant session hall. The amazing œcommand unit located at the 21st floor has 7 huge flat screen television, 20 units computer monitoring weather and traffic conditions being reflected by the many cctv cameras installed all over the central business district of the city for security, emergency purposes and weather condition updates.
Before the formal signing, a simple program was conducted where both Mayors exchanged ideas and insights. Mayor Binay shared his administration's accomplishments and programs. According to him, the presence of the University of Makati which given free tuition fees to students is his best gift to the people of Makati. The Senior Citizens who are very much loved are being given many benefits they deserve such as medical, burial and other financial assistance, free movie entrance and even birthday gifts.