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                                                                                                          Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata


12 September 2005

DESPITE the political tension in the country, Vice-President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) concurrent chairman Noli ‘Kabayan’ De Castro recently went to Zamboanga to continue the implementation of the national housing program.

Committed to pursue President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s 10- point agenda, which aims to give shelter to millions of homeless Filipinos, De Castro distributed certificates of lot allocation for the first 60 beneficiaries of CCC Villahermosa Housing Project in Luyahan, Upper Pasananca.

De Castro also joined top local officials led by Zamboanga mayor Celso Lobregat in inaugurating the housing project, which is a joint undertaking of the city government and the National Housing Authority (NHA).

De Castro told Zamboanganeos that HUDCC would remain focused in its responsibility to provide decent housing to poor Filipinos in any part of the country.  “Above politics is the welfare of our brothers who needs shelter and decent life,” he said.

From Luyahan, the Vice President together with the heads of various key shelter agencies proceeded to Lunzuran to inaugurate the Casas De Camor Subdivision, a project of the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-Ibig.  

During the activity, De Castro awarded the notice of approval for five Pag-Ibig take-outs for the project.

In Zamboaga City, De Castro also released checks from the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) to Community Mortgage Program (CMP) beneficiaries from the Alta Gracia Homeowners Association (HOA) and the Km. 4 Talon-Talon HOA.

This was followed by the release of NHMFC letter of guarantee to the Magkaisa HOA, Inc. and the Tugbungan Morning Breeze HOA.

Twenty-one members of the Suterville Community Association Inc. beamed during the event as De Castro released their land titles after fully paying their CMP dues to NHMFC.

“This is a good example of what I’ve been trying to tell beneficiaries of the government’s housing program. We in the government are doing our part in implementing the housing program. By paying your dues, you are also doing your part. It is only through this way that HUDCC and the KSA’s can sustain the shelter program,” he said.

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