Abby Binay hopes Makati can start healing, rebuilding
MANILA, Philippines — Going into her second term, Makati Mayor Abby Binay hopes her city can start to heal and rebuild.
“And hopefully starting today, June 1, we can start healing, we can start rebuilding because what we need is a united Makatizen. Dito po uumpisahan natin ngayon na tayo po ay magkaisa,” Binay said during her victory party on Makati Avenue in Makati on Saturday.
[Let’s start right now to unite.]
Describing her campaign, in which she faced off with her younger brother, Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., she said: “Marami pong pinagdaanan. Nakita ninyo kanina sa video. Ultimo lalaki, umiiyak sa amin dahil sa kapaguran. It has been an emotional rollercoaster.”
[We went through a lot. You saw it earlier in that video. Even the men cried because it was tiring. It has been an emotional rollercoaster.]
Binay said she launched her oath-taking and victory party on Makati Avenue, considered a center of happiness.
“Magkakaroon po tayo ng landmark na ilalabas po natin. At dito po natin pinili sa Makati Avenue gawin ang ating selebrasyon, dahil ang Makati Ave po ay sentro ng kasiyahan, kagalakan. At for the first time, nanalo ako sa Barangay Poblacion,” Binay said.
[We will put up a landmark here. We chose to stage our celebration here on Makati Avenue because Makati Avenue is a center of fun and happiness. And for the first time, I won in Barangay Poblacion.]
Many entertainment establishments are located in that part of Makati Avenue within the jurisdiction of Barangay Poblacion.
(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)
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