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5 Tacloban families acquire house, lots on Independence Day 2009

Tacloban City (June 21) -- Independence Day celebrations will always be special for the six families who were awarded contracts for their housing lots by the National Housing Authority during the Independence Day fete in Tacloban.

The contract awards were presented to the beneficiaries by Secretary Gabriel Claudio who is the CLEEP steward for Region 8 and NHA Project Manager Rizalde A. Mediavillo.

Manager Mediavillo said that the National Housing Authority provides responsive housing programs primarily to homeless low-income families with access to social services and economic opportunities with excellence while ensuring corporate viability.

One of the beneficiaries is Luzviminda C. Lumpas, a widow with five children who earns a living by being a dressmaker. She acquired a housing lot at Cancabato Ville with P36,210 selling price, payable in 7 years at 14 to 9% interest per annum.

Another beneficiary is Elma O. Daga, an Overseas Filipino Worker, single, and family head, who was awarded a housing lot at the Palo Housing Project, for only P92,773, payable in 25 years with an interest of 9 percent per annum.

Meanwhile, Merlita Indangan, single, family head and a government employee who received her term of award for a housing lot priced at P43,650 payable in 15 years at 16 percent to 9 percent per annum.

Concordia Eder, single, family head and self-employed from Independencia, Tacloban City, got hold of her contract of award for a lot at Cancabato Ville with a purchase price of P81,220, payable in 15 years at 16 to 9% per annum.

Another government employee, Virginia Boco, married with three children, is now the lucky owner of a lot and dwelling unit at the Cancabato Ville. The selling price was P199,660, payable in seven years at 14 percent to 9 percent interest per annum.

The only male beneficiary is Ruel Soyosa, a tricycle driver, married with two children. Ruel now owns a housing lot at Cancabato Ville with a purchase price of P35,625, payable in 15 years with an interest of 16 percent to 9 percent per annum.

The awarding did not only change the lives of the beneficiaries. It also gave hope to the homeless low-income families who are now dreaming of owning a house and lot of their own at a very affordable price and reasonable terms. (PIA 8) [top]

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