Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Saturday, 23 September 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << September 2017 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2008/11/24

P35-M for housing project up in Iloilo

by ES Subong

Iloilo (24 November) -- The construction of a P35-million housing project has kicked off with Vice President Noli de Castro and Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral leading the ground breaking, Friday last week.

The 16.2-hectare site is in Barangay San isidro, Jaro district will accommodate families affected by the P6-billion Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP) and those displaced by Typhoon Frank.

De Castro said that as Chairman of the Housing Development Coordinating council (HUDCC) he was tasked by President Gloria Arroyo to address the housing needs of those displaced by Typhoon Frank.

The flood victims are temporarily housed at the 70-room transit houses constructed by the Homeless People's Federation of the Philippines, with support from the Slum Dwellers International.

A total of 500 houses will be built by the consolidated and convergent efforts of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the City government of Iloilo and the habitat for humanity.

De Castro said the National Housing Authority (NHA) will be giving P15 million for site development that includes an access road and drainage system.

Meanwhile, more house will be added to the 500 as the Gawad Kalinga will construct 300 houses, and the Community-Lead Infrastructure Financing Facility has pledged 100 houses.

Iloilo City Lone District Congressman Raul Gonzales, Jr. through his pork barrel has funded the construction of 150 houses in partnership with Gawad Kalinga.

De Castro also said that the Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales, DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral and Finance Secretary Rolando Andaya are lobbying to fast track the project. (PIA 6) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»National Biotechnology Week on Nov 24-28 highlights Filipino biotechnology
»Helping to end violence against women is responsibility of all people, UN says
»Lady senator vows to sponsor a bill on womenomics
»NKTI celebrates 25 years of saving lives by honoring partners in service
»Another ASG member seized in Sulu
»APEC countries to continue support for SMEs
»PGMA to bat for labor mobility among APEC countries
»APEC leaders call for early conclusion of Doha Round of Talks
»PGMA orders immediate assistance to flood victims in Cagayan, Isabela
»Charter Change moves begin, end with Congress - Palace
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines