Para laging ligtas sa Makati: Binay vows to pour more support to city police, fire units

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Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay is determined to maintain peace and order in her city by improving the services of the police and fire officers.

Binay reiterated her administration’s commitment after receiving a recognition from the Philippine Chamber and Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

“Let me assure you of our commitment to transform Makati into a real ‘smart city’, a city that is not only in step with the digital age but is fully equipped to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all its constituents and stakeholders to grow and prosper,” she said.

Makati received a plaque of recognition from the PCCI praising the city government for “exemplifying commendable initiatives towards good governance reforms that promote trade and investments, and significantly contribute to local economic development.”

“We are glad that our continuing efforts to promote safe and sustainable communities are appreciated, especially by the PCCI whose members include Makati’s corporate citizens and industry leaders,” said Binay.

Binay said her administration remains firmly committed to strengthen the city officers’ capability to fight crimes and respond to disasters.

The city government recently turned over modern emergency response vehicles and equipment to the Makati police and fire departments, she noted.

Makati was named among the top 10 “safest and most peaceful cities in Southeastern ast Asia” by Numbeo, a global crowd-sourced database which provides current information on global living conditions, including cost of living, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

A report released by Numbeo, Makati ranked fifth among the region’s top 10 safest cities, with 39.56 percent crime rate and 60.44 percent safety rate.