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Republic of the Philippines

City of San Juan. Metro Manila

KAUNLARAN

(Progress and Development)

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We envision the City of San Juan that leads in youth empowerment, information technology, manufacturing industry and science education.

San Juan City has a total of 89,950 kilometers of roads; 4,930 kilometers of which are reclassified as national; 7,100 kilometers are municipal. Most of the roads have concrete pavements and in every condition.

There are only six bridges in San Juan, all of these spanning the river boundaries of the city and linking it with adjacent areas. Only two bridges are city bridges, Argonne and Kalentong.

Of the 225 roads in San Juan, only six are transversed by public utility vehicles; these are Aurora Boulevard, N. Domingo, F. Blumentrit, Ortigas Avenue, Pinaglabanan, Santolan and M. Paterno Streets.

All types of public and private motor vehicles use Aurora Boulevard since it is one of the main links between Marikina, Cubao and Sta. Mesa, Divisoria and Quiapo. N. Domingo is a relatively narrow road, with an average flow of 10,000 vehicles per day. This volume causes slow vehicle movements along the whole stretch. Ortigas Avenue is another busy thoroughfare used by all types of vehicles. Though the road is relatively wide, traffic is often slow especially at the corners of EDSA – Ortigas and Santolan (Pinaglabanan) – Ortigas, There are 976 public utility vehicles and 506 tricycles operating in San Juan as of January 2008.

The people of San Juan believe that progress did not happen in the city by accident; as it was the outcome of a choice to live a better life. Thus a number of development projects were prioritized to cater to the need of the people to live more comfortable, while trying to cope with the changes in the environment.

The city government gave the highest importance to infrastructure development projects to improve the lives of its constituents.

Over P100 million was allotted in 2003 for the construction, rehabilitation and improvements of several roads and bridges, buildings and drainage or flood control systems in various locations in the city.

• Introduce measures and strategies to further increase the annual budget of the City of San Juan

• Establish the one-stop-shop Government Center in Barangay Corazon de Jesus and improve all existing government structures, roads, bridges, drainage and lightings

• Provide incentives to taxpayers to entice them to pay their taxes correctly and promptly

• Encourage investors by fostering a business-friendly environment

• Adopt a comprehensive urban development for San Juan

• Review all existing zoning and land use laws and fine tune them based on the soon to be adopted urban development plan

• Implement all existing City Ordinances and Resolutions paving the way for the City’s progress in harmony with the programs of government of the administration

• Improve all system of governance down to the barangays to pave the way to a more efficient, economical and effective public service