Palace: 30M Filipinos to benefit from Marcos admin’s 6-year housing program
MANILA, Philippines – Thirty million Filipinos are expected to have a roof over their heads by 2028 through the housing program of the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) said on Sunday.
Citing the year-end report of the administration, the OPS said that the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development’s (DHSUD) Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino program, which aims to address the country’s housing backlog by building decent and sustainable houses, is seen to benefit around 30 million Filipinos through the construction of 6.15 million housing units within six years.
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Between the program’s launch in September until Dec. 22, the DHSUD has signed memorandums of understanding with some 47 local government units to help work on the housing initiative, the OPS noted.
Marcos, according to the OPS, is also expected to issue an executive order on the implementation of a law that mandates government agencies to “jointly identify idle state lands suitable for housing and rural development.”
“Beyond the provision of shelter, especially to the underprivileged and calamity-affected families, the government is working towards building inclusive and sustainable settlements and well-planned communities,” the OPS said, quoting the year-end report of the Marcos administration.
The President earlier admitted that building one million low-cost housing units every year until the end of his term is an ambitious target. He, however, pledged that his administration will “try very, very hard.”
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