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Manila City gov’t buys P111-M private lot for housing program

/ 05:32 PM February 03, 2021
Manila City gov't buys P111-M private lot for housing program

(FILE PHOTO) Informal settlers’ dwellings packed together side by side along the waterway of P. Casal bridge in Quiapo, Manila City. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed on Wednesday the deed of absolute sale for the purchase of a P111-million private land for the local government’s socialized housing program.

According to Moreno, the city government was able to acquire the 6,003-square meter lot located at Pasigline in Sta. Ana through Ordinance No. 8115, which was enacted in 2006. This land acquisition is seen to benefit more than 600 families.

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He said the lot will be used for the “Land for the Landless” program of the Manila Urban Settlements Office, which was tasked to provide adequate assistance to landless, poor, low-income informal settlers, and homeless families.

Moreno said the local government is committed to providing “ample and livable” spaces for constituents to enjoy a more decent urban living in the City of Manila.

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“We will not stop until we have safe and decent communities that every Manileño will be proud of,” he said in a statement.

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