Duterte wants AFP/PNP housing in Tarlac completed in 2019

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wants the  newly  inaugurated AFP/PNP housing project in Concepcion, Tarlac, completed in 2019.

On Wednesday, March 7, Duterte led the groundbreaking ceremony of a housing project  for the police and military personnel.

Duterte , who was briefed by National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. about the project, said each housing unit has a 60 square meters floor area, which is bigger compared to the previous projects with inly 40 sq. meter.


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is given a briefing by National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. on the Madayaw Residences as part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Casa San Miguel at Brgy. San Agustin in Concepcion, Tarlac on March 7, 2018.-Jay “Toto” A. Lozano/Presidential Photo

The President said he would shoulder a part of the housing project’s cost.

Each housing unit costs P950,000 but  Duterte said he  will share P70,000 per housing unit  “So ilan na lang bayaran nila? 880 na lang ang bayaran. Kaya na ninyo ‘yan. Sagot ko ‘yung 70,000,” he said.

One thousand duplex-type housing units would be constructed in Casa San Miguel in Barangay San Agustin and are expected to be completed next year.

During the capsule laying, the President was joined by Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, Escalada, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario, Tarlac Governor Susan Yap, and Concepcion, Tarlac Mayor Andres Lacson.

Duterte has earlier graced the groundbreaking rites of other housing projects in Brgy. Talomo, Davao City; San Miguel, Bulacan; and in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte.

Other projects under the AFP/PNP housing program would be constructed in Rosario, La Union; Brgy. Tugbok, Davao City; Baguio City; and Talisay City, among others.

Escalada said the President has instructed him to modify the NHA housing projects to make a “liveable and comfortable home for the recipients.”-Editha Z. Caduaya/Newsline.ph

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