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Albee Benitez: Human Settlements Department not only about housing

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Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Albee Benitez, in his Abante column, said the Government Reorganization and Housing and Urban Development joint committee has approved the substitute bill creating the Department of Human Settlements (DHS).

The Negros Occidental politiko said the Duterte administration is supportive of his advocacy for decent housing for all Filipinos.

“Mapalad po tayo dahil mayroon tayong administrasyon na todo ang suporta sa ating isinusulong at kumikilala sa kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng disenteng pabahay para sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na ang mga mahihirap na sapat lang halos ang kinikita sa araw-araw nilang pangangailangan,” Benitez said.

He also said the new department will not only focus on housing but also in giving livelihood, transportation, education, and health opportunities to new settlers.

“Ang ibig sabihin, hindi lang po bubong na masisilungan ang itatayo natin kundi mga taha­nan at komunidad na may pagkakaisa, pagtutulu­ngan at pagmamahalan,” Benitez said.