Ms. Dale Zapata
CONTINUES TO WORK AMID POLITICAL
14 July 2005
Amidst the current political crisis, Vice
President and concurrent Housing and
Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) chairman Noli
“Kabayan” De Castro buckled down to work yesterday as he inspected the
clearing operations for the north rail project as well as the Office of
the Vice President (OVP) / HUDCC-led medical and dental
missions for relocatees in Balagtas, Bulacan yesterday.
Some 1500 relocatees participated in the
medical and dental missions conducted by OVP and HUDCC yesterday in a resettlement
site in Baranggay Santol.
Free medicines as well as basic medical and
dental services were provided to the poor families during the whole-day
activity made possible by volunteer doctors.
Vice President De Castro went to the Santol
relocation site to personally check out the holding of such missions
and to find out the conditions of the beneficiaries.
De Castro is pushing for more medical and
dental missions for families affected by the north rail project in a
bid to help them cope with the rising cost of medicines and health
Before proceeding to Baranggay Santol, De
Castro inspected the cleared Philippine
National Railway (PNR) right-of-way of informal settlers in
De Castro instructed the National Housing
Authority (NHA) to speed up the
clearing operations after noticing that there are still houses to be
managers from the NHA hope to
complete the railway clearing operations in Balagtas, by the end of
August. Balagtas is one of the 7 towns in Bulacan
covered by the northrail project.
revealed that more than 400 out of the 1,141 railway families have
already been relocated to the Baranggay Santol resettlement area.
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