PH housing program

November 3, 2022 People's Tonight 901 views

THE administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. is seen to alleviate the severe backlog in the shelter for the country’s growing army of homeless people.

But the perish the thought of ever addressing the housing backlog, which is estimated at 6.5 million units, if stakeholders do not support the government’s housing program.

Yes, the Marcos presidency, through its flagship “Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino” program, hopes to construct one million dwelling units every year in the next six years.

With President Marcos at the helm of the government, the current housing backlog in impoverished Philippines will be transformed into better times, according to observers.

Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar of the Departmnt of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) said the Marcos presidency is determined to fill the housing gap.

In fact, President Marcos has been meeting with concerned government officials and other stakeholders, including private bank executives, to tackle the problem.

Last Friday, the Chief Executive visited the Bagong Sibol Housing Project in Marikina City, where he discussed the plan to build shelters for 10,000 minimum wage earners and state employees.

“These activities are clear testaments of the President’s unwavering effort to help ordinary Filipinos realize their dreams of owning decent, affordable homes,” said Acuzar.

Of course, we agree with concerned government officials that a housing program, to be successful, should be supported by all sectors of Philippine society.