SENATE, HOUSE VOW SUPPORT FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING

BY ROGER M. BALANZA MANILA – Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) has assured full support of the House for legislation to further strengthen the government’s social housing programs. Benitez, vice chairman of the House Committee on Housing … Continue reading SENATE, HOUSE VOW SUPPORT FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING

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INDAY SARA DUTERTE SIGNS 20-HECTARE SOCIALIZED HOUSING DEAL WITH SM, CAMELLA

The Davao City local government and two real-estate firms on Friday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the development of 20 hectares of land for socialized housing. Under the agreement, Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte said SM Development Corp. … Continue reading INDAY SARA DUTERTE SIGNS 20-HECTARE SOCIALIZED HOUSING DEAL WITH SM, CAMELLA

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Holcim, Brgy. Ilang in P72M urban poor housing project

  CEMENT GIANT DONATES P54 MILLION RELOCATION SITE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE families living in a high-risk area in Barangay Ilang in Davao City are moving soon to a P72 million 3-hectare urban poor housing project.      The project is a … Continue reading Holcim, Brgy. Ilang in P72M urban poor housing project

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DUTERTE REITERATES HARD STAND VERSUS MINING IN DAVAO CITY

Duterte reiterates hard stand vs. mining in Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his hard stance against mining, saying it will only make Davao City a wasteland. Speaking in the public affairs program, “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa“ on Sunday, he said the promise of rehabilitating mining sites by large mining firms is mere lip service and remains to be proven. He observed that it is not also clear whether the operation of large mining firms in Compostela Valley has truly improved the economic condition of residents in the area. Duterte said no ordinary Filipino miner has … Continue reading DUTERTE REITERATES HARD STAND VERSUS MINING IN DAVAO CITY

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DURIAN POST NO. 89 HEADLINE – Sara Punch wins urban poor champ’ award for Mayor Inday Duterte

BY ROGER BALANZA The Sara Punch, not the fruit cocktail but the celebrated punches to the face of a court sheriff, could have helped Mayor Sara Duterte win an award from the Philippine Commission of the Urban Poor (PCUP) as champion of the homeless urban poor. Duterte received the award from PCUP, a presidential body,  during the celebration of its 25th anniversary at the Urban Poor Solidarity Week in Malacañang on December 9. Duterte was loudly applauded by the audience when she received the award from President Benigno Aquino III. The award cited Duterte for her programs for the homeless … Continue reading DURIAN POST NO. 89 HEADLINE – Sara Punch wins urban poor champ’ award for Mayor Inday Duterte

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DepEd to replicate nationwide Davao City housing program for teachers

Department of Education Undersecretary Ramon Bacani said his department would make as a model the Davao City government project providing housing to public school teachers and non-teaching personnel. This developed as top guns from the government’s key housing agencies signed here Wednesday last week a Memorandum of Understanding with the Davao City government that would provide housing to homeless public school teachers and non-teaching personnel in the city. Bacani attended the signing in behalf of Secretary Jesli Lapuz. He told Durian Post, DepEd would look into how the Davao City project could be replicated nationwide to benefit teachers through out … Continue reading DepEd to replicate nationwide Davao City housing program for teachers

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Duterte squatter-free city program on stream

By ROGER M. BALANZA             Three large informal settlers’ associations in Davao City are leading the way in Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s vision to make his city squatter-free.           Councilor Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling said he has finalized consultations with owners of properties occupied by South and North San Juan villages in Agdao, Sasa-Panacan homeowners association and Kobbler housing in Barangay Ilang for purchase of the properties for distribution to about 3,000 families.           These three big projects indicate the seriousness of the campaign of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to provide a home to our homeless urban poor settlers, said Cabling, chair of … Continue reading Duterte squatter-free city program on stream

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Davao City finds goldmine in unpaid socialized housing amortization

P100 million eyed in SIR new price scheme By ROGER M. BALANZA             The Davao City government stands to earn about P100 million from a proposed price scheme mulled by city councilors that would slap higher value on unpaid housing lots in the Slum Improvement Rehabilitation (SIR) project in Sandawa, Matina and Piapi in Quezon Blvd. SIR is a World Bank-funded P300 million socialized housing project implemented by the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the city government in 1980. With loan payments spread over 25 years, City Hall found itself saddled with poor repayment and an unpaid balance of … Continue reading Davao City finds goldmine in unpaid socialized housing amortization

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