Paranaque reveals latest recipients of housing program

From Manila Standard:


Two hundred more homeless Parañaque City residents will benefit from the social housing project of the city government as it identified the latest beneficiaries who will receive their respective certificates of ownership early next year.

This developed yesterday after Mayor Edwin Olivarez disclosed the city will be allocating P15 million in next year’s city budget for the housing project dubbed “Bagong Parañaque Homes III” in C-5 Extension in Barangay La Huerta.

According to Olivarez, the identified beneficiaries are hundreds of families mostly residing near the runway of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Airport Village in Barangay Moonwalk.The remaining beneficiaries are long-time informal settlers whose shanties are located in danger zones, riverbanks, creeks, and those with court demolition orders in several barangays in District I.

During his birthday last week, Olivarez also turned over 204 housing units to beneficiaries of “Bagong Parañaque Homes II” located in the same housing project in Barangay La Huerta.

The mayor also unveiled three other major projects of his administration―the new Materials Recovery Facility, the City Motorpool, and the Animal Shelter, all located near the housing project.

The housing units are given free to the beneficiaries, who will only pay the city government the cost of the land on easy installment terms.

The city’s socialized housing project are two-story condominiums to optimize the use of scarce and costly land in Parañaque.

It sits on three hectares of land owned by the city government which, when fully developed, can accommodate about 1,000 housing units, PIO chief Mar Jimenez announced.

He said among the beneficiaries since the project started in 2015 are families from Bacass, Hotiveros in Barangay San Antonio; Balicanta in Barangay Don Bosco, and Icarna in Moonwalk.

Last April 2015, the local government also turned over 144 housing units to beneficiaries of “Bagong Parañaque Homes I.”

The construction of the housing units was realized through the initiative of the city government with the help from Department of Interior and Local Government, Rotary International District 3830 Rotary Homes Foundation Inc., and Couples for Christ-ANCOP Tekton Foundation Inc.

It was also implemented by Habitat for Humanity Phils. and South Metro Manila iHome Foundation Inc., a National Housing Authority-accredited NGO implementing builder.


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