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100 QC FAMILIES TO GET PERMANENT HOMES – BELMONTE

The Quezon City government continues to help informal settler families (ISFs), who have been living in the city for decades fulfill their dreams of having permanent homes. At least 100 families from four homeowner’s associations in Barangay Gulod have received their land titles, through the direct sale and direct purchase program facilitated by their barangay. […]

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1,500 PAYATAS FAMILIES NOW LANDOWNERS – BELMONTE

Informal settlers in Barangay Payatas will finally own the land they are occupying after the Quezon City government acquired the approximately 96,169-square-meter area from Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank). A total of 1,518 families, most of whom have been Payatas residents for 40 years, will benefit from the purchase. They will pay for the […]

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KORONADAL INFORMAL SETTLERS TO GET FREE HOUSING

The city government of Koronadal is pushing for the development of available public lands into resettlement housing sites for informal settler families. Mayor Eliordo Ogena said he has tasked the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) to assess the potential areas and process their titling for the local government. Ogena said among the initial […]

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NEW HOMES FOR 100 FAMILIES IN SURALLAH – BENDITA

Some 100 informal settler families in Surallah, South Cotabato will finally settle into their “dream homes” with the completion of a P25-million resettlement housing project in the area funded by the National Housing Authority (NHA). NHA officials formally turned over to the municipal government recently the 100 newly completed housing units that were built in […]

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VILLAFUERTE WANTS RENT SUBSIDIES FOR ELIGIBLE INFORMAL SETTLERS, RELOCATION TO SAFE HOUSING PROJECTS

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte wants state subsidies for the rentals of eligible informal settlers to encourage them to transfer from danger areas and public and privately-owned lands to permanent homes available in the formal housing market.  Villafuerte said his proposed rent subsidies will likewise address the temporary relocation of families displaced by either natural or […]

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GOV’T TO SEND OFF 2ND ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ BATCH ON JUNE 11 – ESCALADA

The government is ramping up efforts for a simultaneous rollout of the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) program on June 11, this time for the second batch of qualified beneficiaries who want to return to their provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao, BP2 Council Executive Director Marcelino Escalada Jr. said. Escalada, who is also the […]

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QC COMMITS TO GIVE SECURITY OF LAND TENURE TO 10K INFORMAL SETTLERS BY 2022 — BELMONTE

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has committed to provide security of land tenure for around 10,000 informal settler families (ISF) by 2022, under the city’s Local Shelter Plan 2020-2022. The Local Shelter Plan 2020-2022 was presented by the Housing, Community Development and Resettlement Department (HCDRD) during the Quezon City Housing Board meeting on Friday. “One […]

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WE NEED A LONG-TERM AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM – GO

Following his visit fire victims in Lucena, Quezon, Senator-elect Bong Go rushed to visit the 23 families who were left homeless after a fire broke out recently at Phase 1, Ilugin St., Brgy. Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City. As visiting the victims, Go shared that one of his top priorities is to provide housing assistance to […]

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I WILL PUSH FOR MEASURES TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS OF INFORMAL SETTLERS – GO

Following his visit to fire victims in Cebu and Masbate, Senator-elect Bong Go rushed to 83 families affected by the fire incident in Valenzuela City, and 111 families in Quezon City. Go went to Tampoy, Marullas Villa Theresa, Valenzuela City and to Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City where he showed his commitment to help the […]

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PASSAGE OF NATIONAL LAND USE LAW SHOULD BE A PRIORITY OF NEXT CONGRESS – BAHAY PARTY-LIST

With a finite land area of 300,000 square kilometers, a population of 107.19 million, and an average annual growth rate of 1.69 percent, the passage of a national land use plan is necessary to plan and manage our land to provide for everyone’s living needs. This is according to Bahay Party-list first nominee Atty. Naealla […]