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【SDG 17】2022 ING Earth Day Forum speaker: Ms. Abby Binay, Mayor of Makati

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Social inclusion and shared prosperity have been Makati's guiding principles in planning, developing, and executing policies and programs. Being the financial center of the Philippines, Makati has been pursuing groundbreaking programs in education, public health, and social welfare.

Makati has continued to invest in enhancing public education system, ensuring no child gets left behind. They have created mobile learning hubs throughout the city to adjust the needs of those without gadgets and internet connection. This move also gave livelihoods to drivers and teachers.

The expanded college scholarship program has also given more poor but deserving students the opportunity to obtain a college degree at state-owned or private universities. Recently, the pioneer batch from the law school at the University of Makati achieved 100% passing rate in bar exams.

Today, Makati has the lowest poverty incidence in Metro Manila at 0.2% of the population, and the national poverty rate is at 16.6%. Makati's molestation prevalence rate remains among the lowest in the country for nearly three decades now.
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