Daang Matuwid in Manila

Investments in infrastructure

  • From 2011 to 2016, total infrastructure allocation reached P16.33 billion, more than 3 times the allocation from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P4.73 million.
  • 20 billion was allocated for roads and bridges, almost 2 times the P2.76 billion allocation from 2005 to 2010.
  • 34 billion was allocated for flood control projects, more than 14 times the P702.28 million allocation from 2005 to 2010.

Investments in people

  • As of January 2016, the Pantawid Pamilya Program has provided cash grants amounting to P434.02 million in exchange for school attendance and health check-ups to 46,723 poor households in the city.
  • In 2015, 3,282 children of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the city graduated from high school.
  • 1,845,503 individuals are covered by PhilHealth as of May 2015. In 2010, PhilHealth coverage nationwide was only at 50.97%, much lower compared to the 92.11% nationwide coverage as of December 2015.
  • From 2010 to 2014, a total of P143.90 million was obligated to improve existing health facilities, which include: 48 urban health units; and 6 hospitals. Further, a total of P150.41 million was allocated to improve 9 urban health units, and 5 hospitals from 2015 to 2016.
  • In 2015, 5,686 indigent senior citizens were provided with social pension in the amount of P14.27 million.
  • 775 classrooms were completed in the city. 264 more are already funded for construction until 2016.
  • 29,523 children have been fed in day care centers in the city in SY 2015-2016 as of 29 February 2016 under the Supplementary Feeding Program. Nationwide, the program was expanded to improve the nutrition not just of malnourished children but all children in day care centers through food supplementation for 120 feeding days.
  • From AY 2011-2012 to AY 2014-2015, P6.51 million in scholarship grants was awarded by the government to college students.

For 2016, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for the city was P2.42 billion, 38.30% higher than the IRA for the city for 2010 which was only P1.75 million.

—From the Presidential Management Staff

*Data from the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Health, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Department of Budget and Management.

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