Newly-sworn Malabon chief buckles down to work

Newly-sworn Malabon chief buckles down to work

Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval has her hands full as she begins her term in office.,One of the city’s biggest concerns she has to face is the current flooding in the city’s low-lying streets since March due to the ongoing repairs of the Navigational Gate conducted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.,,The former vice mayor also has to deal with the worsening floods that have been affecting communities near the riverbanks during intense rains, the rising food insecurity, and the profound need for a better health system.,Sworn in as the fourth Malabon mayor and first female local chief of the city last Friday, Sandoval begins her term with Malabon still struggling to recover from the devastating effects of the pandemic.,,In her speech inaugural speech, she emphasized the need for everyone in Malabon to unite and work together.,“Kayo ay aking inaanyahan na magkapit-bisig upang makamit ang inaasam na pag-ahon, against all the challenges, we can expect a progressive Malabon “Walang Maiiwan, Malabon Ahon”, Sandoval said.,Even before dipping her hands into politics, Sandoval has been assisting the most vulnerable through socio-civic programs designed to uplift the lives of the marginalized.,,The wife of former Congressman Ricky Sandoval of the lone district of Malabon for 12 years, Jeannie served as vice mayor for six years, and as presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panglunsod.,Sandoval has implemented notable programs to provide sustainable livelihood to the women of Malabon.,This time as the city’s chief executive, Sandoval vows that her administration will exert all efforts to support communities, grow the local economy, and promote the opportunities that Malabon has to offer.