to: Ms. Dale Zapata
VP NOLI ASSURES QC
DRIVERS OF NEW TERMINAL
30 August 2005
Noli ‘Kabayan’ De Castro yesterday assured members of the Batasan Hills
Tricycle Operators and
Drivers’ Association (BATODA) they won’t be displaced and rendered jobless the
moment the terminal they are
using is developed by the government into an income-generating project.
appeased the protesting BATODA members during the inauguration of the Botika ng
Baranggay in Batasan Hills,
Quezon City by informing them of a relocation plan for the terminal.
tricycle drivers and operators are currently using the terminal located at
the corner of Commonwealth
Avenue and Batasan Hills Drive. Said property is owned by the National Housing
Authority (NHA) which is set
to convert it into a commercial
area to generate additional earnings for the government.
Vice-President told Charlie Mangone, president of BATODA, his constituents need not fear
losing their jobs and
livelihood since NHA, one of the key shelter agencies under Housing and Urban
Council (HUDCC) chaired by De Castro, would provide another area where the
terminal can be transferred
nearby including a minimum of 500 sq.m on site. HUDCC is concurrently chaired by De
worry. You will not be dislocated by the development of the property where your
terminal sits. With the
cooperation of NHA and the QC local government,” De Castro told the tricycle
Castro said, the commercialization of the property would attract more people and
thus result to more passengers
for the BATODA members.
Castro led the inauguration of the Botika ng Baranggay at the BATODA
terminal in Batasan Hills.
In his brief
message to baranggay officials and Batasan Hills Residents, De Castro said
the project is part of the
government’s 10-point agenda, which aims to provide affordable medicines to
times when prices of branded medicines are rising, the Botika ng Baranggay seeks
to provide an answer to the
problem since aside from the low-cost medicines, people just need to go to
their baranggay hall to buy
drugs instead of paying for a ride to get to the nearest drugstore, De Castro said.
said the project is set to be replicated in other parts of the country.
Ref No. VPMEDIA 05-114
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