Ms. Ronadale Zapata
KABAYAN TO LAUNCH NORTHVILLE COMMUNITIES’ RELOCATION SITES IN BULACAN
27 October 2005
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro, concurrent
chairman of the Housing and Urban Development
Coordinating Council (HUDCC), will lead today (October
27) the launching of the
Bulacan Northville Communities, resettlement sites for informal settlers living along the
railways in some areas of
Metro Manila and Bulacan.
President and Vice President in the launch are National
Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Federico Laxa and heads of key shelter
agencies, together with local
government executives, private
sector partners and and non-government organizations’ representatives.
The launch of
the eight Northville Communities will be held at the Northville 6 relocation site,
in Barangay Santol, Bulacan.
The eight relocation sites are being developed by the NHA for the 12,000 families to be affected by the railway project.
President De Castro is elated that the relocation process is proceeding smoothly despite
reports to the contrary.
As of October 20, a total of 4,625 have already been relocated to the Northville
Communities in Bulacan.
paglulunsad mismo ni Pangulong Arroyo ng walong Northville Communities ay isang
pagpapatibay tuon sa
pagpapahalagang binibigay ng kasalukuyang pamahalaan hindi lamang sa pagkakaroon ng mabilis at
maaasahang railway system
kundi sa paglalaan na rin ng pabahay sa mga nakatira sa riles. Ang mga ito ay
kabilang sa 10-point agenda ng
pamahaalan na nakalaan hanggang sa 2010.
President said that the government is continuously receiving invaluable support
from the private sector as
evidenced by the commitment by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Inc.
(FFCCCI) led by its President, Francis Chua, to donate a two-classroom school
for the children of former
informal settlers in Northville 6.
sector developer groups like the Chamber of Realtors and Brokers Association (CREBA),
the Organization of Socialized
Housing Developers Association
(OSHDA) and the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) were also
instrumental in the success of
the government’s relocation program for the informal settlers.
would be highlighted by a raffle of eight tricycles and livelihood and
household showcases from
various donors and supporters.
Ref. VPMEDIA 05-159
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