NHA  suspends  5 officials,  terminates 20 projects

MANILA, Philippines  (May 7) —-  Five top officials of the  National Housing Authority (NHA) may face suspension while the agency issued show cause order to 53 contractors with  notice of termination   involving  33  projects, involving  eight contractors  in various areas in the Visayas and  Mindanao. “After we conducted series of project inspection and validated …

BALAI Filipino, the new face of NHA housing

Davao City, Philippines— The National Housing Authority (NHA) rebranded its housing projects to BALAI Filipino, dubbed as Building Adequate Liveable Affordable Inclusive  for Filipino communities since the Duterte administration. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. in the recently concluded signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the housing of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) …

NHA says sorry over the bridge fiasco, vows impartial probe

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “I am sorry that it happened,” an apologetic National Housing Authority (NHA) general manager Marcelino P. Escalada emphasized,  in relation to a recent incident where two Congress representatives and a Mayor plunged into a waist-deep murky seawater when a stilt bridge collapsed Friday in Rio Hondo, Mariki, Zambaonga City. Escalada promised …

Mastermind game: The key players behind Dubai’s princess’s ‘kidnapping’

(A PRESS STATEMENT) Dubai, UAE – Last month, videos and articles about a ‘runaway Dubai princess’, Hervé Jaubert a former French spy and a certain Tiina Jauhiainen, a Finnish citizen on board a yacht in the middle of the Indian Ocean, who were seized by Indian and UAE joint forces on March 4 circulated. According …

NHA Contractors Barred from Housing Projects

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) barred almost all of its 20 contractors who were awarded contracts to undertake the Yolanda Housing projects. Marcelino P. Escalada, General manager of the NHA said “show cause” order was sent last month and most, if not all, failed to legally explain why they can still …

NHA : Building livable and comfortable homes

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Building livable and comfortable homes for the country’s homeless. This is how Marcelino P. Escalada Jr., the general manager of National Housing Authority (NHA) describes the mission of his agency. The National Housing Authority was tasked to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated housing program which shall embrace, among others, …

Inside President Duterte’s house and talking with the Lady of the Philippines

TRIBUNTRAVEL.COM, DAVAO – Davao City is situated on the islands of Mindanao, Philippines, is known as the city of durian production, as well as the beauty of its beaches. In addition, major cities in Mindanao Islands is also the hometown of the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. That night, Thursday (16/03/2017), after devouring a …

Going to Davao from Cebu, Tuna and Durian “Welcome” us

TRIBUNTRAVEL.COM, DAVAO – “Hi! Welcome to Davao , this is my city,” says Edith Ging Zaragosa Caduaya welcome TribunTravel.com at Davao International Airport, Davao , Philippines , Thursday (03/16/2017) at about 10pm (local time). Edith of Newsline.ph is a senior journalist in the city of Davao who was a tour guide “impromptu” for TribunTravel.com for …