For Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, the development of a city constitutes all of its citizens being supported and equipped by the local government to progress. The growth of a city rests not only on a few individuals moving forward but as a community advancing together.
Alongside its Eight Point Program of Governance, Muntinlupa promotes inclusive development as a top agenda.
So that the city may address the concerns of its vulnerable sectors, Fresnedi holds regular dialogues with the Muslim community, public transport groups, and senior citizen organizations.
Members and officials of Muslim Association of Vendors also visit the City Government for talks on trade in the city. In meetings with the Muslim businessmen, Business Permits and Licensing Officer Gary Llamas assured them the full support of the local government in their endeavors.
Fresnedi also conducts regular consultation with public transport groups to bridge the gap of the marginalized sector. The senior citizens in Muntinlupa are also supported with medical, financial, and social assistance by the local government.
With inclusivity in mind, the City Government consequently works to give locals services in areas such as health, education, and employment.
Muntinlupa residents enjoy free and quality medical care services in community health centers and through the local hospital, Ospital ng Muntinlupa. Patients admitted to OsMun avail of the 25%-75% medical subsidy. Qualified patients may also benefit from the No Balance Billing program which offers beneficiaries less amount or no cash-out of their hospital bills.
In the area of education, a comprehensive scholarship program is given to constituents, from elementary to college, technical-vocational, and graduate students. At present, the local government fosters 30,000 scholars and the thrust is to add more beneficiaries. Fresnedi envisions that every family has someone being supported by the City Government.
In the area of employment, the vision of bringing jobs to at least one member of each Muntinlupeño family is promoted. The local government continues to organize avenues in bringing job opportunities to locals through jobs fair even in the barangays. Locals are also empowered with the necessary skills required by industries to get them hired.
The battle cry of Fresnedi administration has always been development for all. Mayor Fresnedi hopes to continue his Eight Point Program of Governance on Health, Education, Livelihood and Employment, Socialized Housing, Peace and Order, Environmental Protection, Economic Development, and Good Governance in the service of the people of Muntinlupa.