“As part of our expanding services to the community, we launched a project wherein people could seek legal consultations and notary services for free at the barangay hall. Our partner lawyers, Atty. JP Nabua, J.D. and Atty. Rolly Erenio, CPA, offer their professional services every first Wednesday of the month at Sta. Lucia Brgy. Hall. These types of services are usually costly, which is why we saw the need for such a program. In addition, we also launched Operation Birth Right, where we assist new parents in the processing of their child’s birth certificate and government documents for free.”

Marikina residents can avail of free legal consultation care of the barangay headed by Chairman Mike Untalan.

Barangay Chairman Mike Untalan

“Our barangay is the only barangay that has rescue vehicles, so neighboring districts seek our assistance during calamities and emergencies. Because of this, our barangay rescue team undergoes regular training and is very active in the community. We host regular meetings with homeowners and school officials, and closely work with the fire department, police department, and the environmental department. Also, we share emergency numbers and other relevant info through sticker campaigns (instead of flyers) for faster, more effective dissemination. This has helped greatly in four particular cases of house fires.”

The barangay of Los Baños is proud to have one of the most efficient emergency response teams.

Barangay Chairman Budjong Balasoto

“One of the local programs that we’re proudest to have launched was the 7K Program, which stands for ‘Kabataan, Kabarkada, Kapamilya at Kaagapay ang Kasilawan para sa Kanilang Kinabukasan.’ Launched in January 2014, this youth diversion program identifies children at risk (CAR), children in conflict with the law (CICL), and children in need of special protection, and aims to divert them from a future of crime. The program helps the youth go back to school through scholarships, educational assistance, and alternative learning systems. The program also extends help to the parents/family by offering family counseling and hosting livelihood programs conducted by TESDA and DOLE- Makati. Because of our concerted efforts, Barangay Kasilawan was awarded the ‘Most Gender Responsive Barangay’ for three consecutive years (2014-2016), and was recognized ‘Most Child Friendly Barangay’ (Category D) in 2016.”

Numerous programs have been launched in Barangay Kasilawan to help children in need.

Barangay Chairman Kim Casal-Reyes

“Following the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte, we complied with the stricter measures against drugs and encouraged drug users and drug pushers to surrender. Many of them surrendered and are being rehabilitated through our programs. From numerous cases of basag kotse, motorcycle theft, and other crimes reported every month, we have seen a significant drop to maybe one reported every three months. As part of the drug rehabilitation program, we have the surrenderees participate in community projects such as the recent Clean Up Drive in Pasig City. Since it’s the rainy season, we’re more vigilant in ensuring that the creeks are free from garbage that may cause flooding.”

In Barangay Kapitolyo, drug surrenderees participate in community projects such as the clean up drives.

Barangay Councilor Jaisen Pajara


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