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Cardinal Tagle hopes others will help the homeless too


No roof above their heads, no shelter from the storm. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has raised concerns over the country’s homeless as he led the recent groundbreaking for a Catholic Church-funded housing project in Barangay (village) Muzon, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee asks SC permission to attend Senate hearing


Detained real estate developer Delfin Lee asked the Supreme Court to allow him to attend a hearing by the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thousands still in evacuation center 11 months after Zamboanga siege

A young evacuee, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels, shelters from the scorching heat as others queue up for food distribution at an evacuation centre inside a sports complex in Zamboanga, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on September 20, 2013. Philippine security forces killed eight Muslim rebels on September 20 as they hunted the remnants of a guerrilla force hiding in homes of the major city and believed to be holding hostages.      AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Eleven months after Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces tried to occupy the city, the residents displaced by the conflict still do not know if government has a clear housing plan for them.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Housing agency created 3.5M jobs, says Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government’s housing arm has built more than half a million houses for indigent Filipinos in the past four years, generating more than 3.5 million jobs in the process, Vice President Jejomar Binay, who chairs the inter-agency Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), claimed Wednesday.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After storm, a low-cost housing redesign

THEY are among the thousands of people relocated at the National Housing Authority Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna province, when Tropical Storm “Ondoy” struck in 2009. Recently, Typhoon “Glenda” made a direct hit on the site.  AL BENAVENTE/CONTRIBUTOR

Pregnant for seven months, 21-year-old Cristina Rubinas opened a tiny store—actually, a wooden table with plastic jars of candies, a few packs of crackers, and cheap junk food—in front her family’s temporary shelter.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »