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Caloocan LGU, nat’l gov’t ink MOA for city housing program

June 20, 2023 Edd Reyes 276 views

TO address housing concerns for more than 20% of Caloocan residents, the city government, led by Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Monday afternoon with the national government for the Pambansang Pabahay program.

Mayor Along conveyed his excitement regarding the project as it marks the start of Caloocan residents being prioritized in housing and resettlement programs.

“Isa ang Pambansang Pabahay dito sa Caloocan sa mga proyekto na nasasabik ako. Sa pagkakataong ito, mga Batang Kankaloo na nag-serbisyo sa Caloocan muna ang bibigyan natin ng prayoridad. Sa proyektong ito, sila naman ang bibigyan natin ng pagkakataon na magkaroon ng maayos at disenteng tahanan,” Mayor Along said.

The City Mayor likewise expressed his gratitude towards Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Jerry Acuzar for choosing the city as one of the recipients of the Pambansang Pabahay.. Mayor Along vowed to continue the firm cooperation between the city and national governments for the benefit and welfare of Caloocan City.

“Nagpapasalamat ako kay Pangulong Bongbong Marcos at kay DHSUD Secretary Jerry Acuzar sa pagpili sa Caloocan na maging katuwang nila sa ganitong proyekto. Mula noon hanggang ngayon, ramdam ko po ang suporta nila sa akin bilang alkalde lalo na sa pagbaba ng mga proyektong makakatulong sa mga Batang Kankaloo,” Mayor Along stated.

“As we sign this Memorandum of Agreement for the Pambansang Pabahay, we are also marking a new era for Batang Kankaloos. An era where the national and local government are solid partners in prioritizing the welfare and betterment of our people,” the Mayor added.

DHSUD Secretary Jerry Acuzar congratulated the beneficiaries and affirmed the national governments commitment to make life easier for Filipinos.

“Ito ay hudyat na ng tuloy-tuloy na pag-arangkada ng Pambansang Pabahay. Kaya congratulations po sa Caloocan City, lalo na po sa ating mga beneficiaries, dahil abot-kamay na po ang inyong pangaarap na ligtas, disente, at murang pabahay para sa inyong pamilya,” Sec. Acuzar said.

The MOA signing was attended by Caloocan City District 1 Representative Cong. Oscar “Oca” Malapitan, as well as key officials from the DHSUD and PAG-IBIG including Undersecretary Avelino Tolentino, Assistant Secretary Marie Loys Ticman-Canson, and PAG-IBIG Chief Executive Officer Marilyn Acosta.

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