By: Elena Grace Flores
While the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee was busy destroying the name of former Vice President Jejomar Binay specifically using the controversial cakes in Makati, Monique Lagdameo then the Congresswoman in Makati’s District 1 did not stop her projects because she is serving the people and not the bureaucracy in the government.
Not many people knew outside of Makati that residents who qualified for the free baking seminar that then Congresswoman Lagdameo organized are one of the reasons why financial hardships are not felt by registered Makati residents because when they lose their jobs, they have an alternative business, baking cakes. Mind you, Lagdameo’s process was very effective because those bakers who completed the baking sessions will be awarded with a baking oven. Again, this eliminated the big chunk of the investment needed to start the business.
It was sad though that during Kid Pena’s term, Makati bakers lose to Goldilocks or Red Ribbon but life continues – and they vowed to unseat Liberal Party’s bets from Makati’s political structure. That happened very quickly. Of the 20 seats, UNA won 18 – only 2 were from the opposing team which is clearly a landslide win.