Binay, mayor of the richest city in the country, said the scholars will study at the University of Makati (UM).
Mayor Oscar “Oca” Rodriguez welcomed Binay and his scholarship project, stressing that “they both prioritize education.”
“Even if we are not as rich as Makati, we will put more college students to school next June,” said Rodriguez, who disclosed that they will launch next month the City of San Fernando College.
Rodriguez referred to Binay “as his friend and fellow activist against the Marcos dictatorship.” They were both human rights lawyers during Marcos’s stint.
Binay also disclosed that their Ospital Ng Makati (ONM) will welcome patients which could not be accommodated in Pampanga public hospitals.
He asked Rodriguez, Vice Mayor Edwin Santiago, city council members, department heads and village chiefs to attend a study-tour in Makati.
“Board and logding will be shouldered by our city,” said Binay earning applause from the audience. He disclosed that they had P10.6 billion income last year.
Binay, who fell short of announcing his plan to seek a national post, said they will “exchange views on computerization.” He added that his city had spend P600 million for the computerization project.
He also endorsed Rodriguez for governor of Pampanga. The San Fernando mayor, on the other hand, said “he will support the national bid of Binay.”