BELMONTE PLEDGES IN-CITY HOUSING FOR INFORMAL SETTLERS
QUEZON CITY – Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina has vowed to provide in-city relocation for informal settlers should the electorate choose her as the city’s next mayor, the Manila Standard reported.
Belmonte said the local government would continue to protect the rights of residents for affordable housing through strict implementation of the city’s housing code.
The city government has been wanting to undertake housing programs for informal settler families (ISF) to ensure the best interest of the people.
“Through the Comprehensive Socialized Housing Code of Quezon City, we are able to protect your rights for efficient housing. That’s why if there are any national projects that will affect your vicinities, you have the right to be compensated. And the city government will assure that your rights will not be compromised,” she said.
Meanwhile, John Chiong, founder of Katilingban Sang Nag-Hiluisa (Kasanag) Inc. (Unity Makes Friends), lodged a formal graft complaint against the vice mayor before the Office of the Ombudsman to challenge the legality of the Quezon City Gambling Ordinance.
“It is only the Ombudsman that could tell if there is a probable cause as to why the ordinance is imposing an entry fee for city residents who would enter a casino-resort,” Chiong said.