DAVAO ORIENTAL- Governor Nelson Dayanghirang targets 50 thousand housing units to be constructed in the next three years in the whole province, to address the housing backlog in the province according to a press release.
In the groundbreaking ceremony of the provincial government’s housing project in Sitio Magay, City of Mati, Provincial Task Force on Socialized Housing Chief Flordeliza Tabanao disclosed that Gov. Dayanghirang is bent on realizing his aim that no constituent of the province should be left homeless.
Tabanao said the project covers 15 hectares owned by the Tolentino family. The Governor initiated all the moves for the funding from the Socialized Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), the sister company of the National Housing Authority (NHA).
The Provincial Housing Task Force has organized the beneficiaries now called Mandaya Muslim Bisaya Homeowners Association, Incorporated, as instructed by the Governor.
The groundbreaking covers Phase 1 to Phase 3 of the project, while Phase 4 will be next, as the provincial government made some revisions with the subdivision plan so the area will really be habitable by the beneficiaries.
Dayanghirang said the groundbreakiing signals the start of more housing projects in the province.
He said this is way of helping our homeless populace. Any local resident can avail of the project as long as he does not own a house and lot. We do not want to deprive them of the opportunity to own their own house and lot,” he explained.
The provincial government took into consideration the project site. The housing project is also intended for residents in the low-lying areas to get them out from possible danger, and those that will be affected by the implementation of government projects.
A signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) also followed led by Dayanghirang, Lawyer Arnulfo Cabling, President of the Socialized Housing Finance Corporation; and Ma. Perpetua Tolentino-Cabreros, representing the Tolentino heirs.
Dayanghirang is now appealing to the local government units in the province to fast track their compliance to the necessary documents so they can avail of the funding from the SHFC.
Dayanghirang also appealed to the 743 beneficiaries in the three phases of the project.