NOLI ISSUES STERN
VS HOUSE SELLING IN RELOCATION SITES
12 March 2006
VICE President Noli
'Kabayan' De Castro yesterday warned against selling and buying of
houses in various resettlement areas covered by the national relocation
TRAIN. Vice President and
concurrent HUDCC chairman Noli
"Kabayan" De Castro views the long line
of houses along the railway while on board the PNR train going to
Southville relocation site in Cabuyao, Laguna. (OVP photo by Egay Montana)
De Castro issued the
stern warning after relocatees informed him that
there are some among their ranks who are selling the houses provided to
them by the government.
"This is something that I would really hate to happen and I'm serious
in having those who are involved in this illegal activity penalized,"
De Castro said during his visit to various relocation sites in Bulacan
and Laguna recently.
The Vice President said the government will provide house and lots to
beneficiaries of the national relocation program only once.
"If the government finds out that one of you is selling his house, he
will no longer be given another one," he added.
“De Castro pointed out that those found guilty would be evicted from
the relocation site. Likewise, the
buyer would also be kicked out from the resettlement area even though
he has already paid for the property,” he said.
"So let me make my self clear that selling as well as buying of
government-provided houses under the relocation program is illegal. I
will be you're No. 1 enemy if you violate this policy," the Vice
De Castro explained that despite the lack of sufficient funds to
finance the relocation program, the government has been true to its
promise of pursuing a shelter program with the homeless Filipinos as
its main beneficiaries.
“The beneficiaries must realize that they let go of this once in a
lifetime chance to get their own house and lot as well as the
opportunity to lift their dignity from being informal settlers to
eventual homeowners,” De Castro noted.
VP NOLI WITH RELOCATEES IN
CABUYAO, LAGUNA. Vice President and
concurrent HUDCC chairman Noli "Kabayan" De Castro interacts with
relocatees from Makati during his visit
at the Southville relocation site in Cabuyao Laguna. (OVP photo by
Egay Montana) 3/12/06
The HUDCC chairman has
been doing the rounds in six relocation sites in
Bulacan and the newly established resettlement area in Cabuyao, Laguna
to assess the living condition of relocatees.
During his interaction with the families, De Castro vowed to speed up
the installation of power and water facilities as well as the holding
of frequent medical missions.