3. While googling for figures on Makati's income, I found out from this site that Mayor Binay is actually a finalist for the 2006 World Mayor award, one of the 12 from Asia (together with Angeles City's Carmelo Lazatin) and 50 worldwide. If last year's procedure still holds, internet voting for the second round ends this month.
Which gives me a wild thought: Why don't we vote for Binay to become the 2006 World Mayor if only to dramatize our disgust over this recent development?
Good idea, Willy. You can vote for Binay here.
take note, if you're gonna vote for him, you have to provide a short comment on why he deserves to win:
Please also comment on why the mayor(s) you voted for deserve to win the World Mayor 2006 Award.
The choice of the winner will be based on the number of votes mayors receive and the persuasiveness and passion of supporting comments. The organisers believe that the strength of argument is as important as the number of votes. This ensures that a ‘good’ mayor from a smaller city can compete on equal terms with a mayor from a large metropolis.