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Albee Benitez lauds NHA for embracing ‘People’s Plan’ in housing programs

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Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Albee Benitez, in his Abante column, highlighted how the “People’s Plan” has allowed better housing facilities and relocation sites for beneficiaries.

The Negros Occidental politiko said it’s a common story how housing beneficiaries suffer from poor housing programs and far-off relocation sites.

Benitez said this problem is rooted in the non-consultation among beneficiaries.

But he said the National Housing Authority (NHA) has now embraced the People’s Plan.

“Sa katunayan, marami na pong mga informal settler community ang nakikinabang sa benepisyong dala ng People’s Plan. Mayroon po itong site development plan at non-physical development component tulad ng cooperative housing, livelihood, self-help development at mga capability-building program,” Benitez explained.

He also cited how the Pasig city government relocated informal settlers along the Manggahan Floodway to the NHA’s Manggahan Residences via People’s Plan.

“Ang Manggahan Re­sidences po ay low-rise building na binubuo ng 17 gusali na 5-storey lahat. Hindi po sila inilayo at nasadlak sa malalayong lugar dahil may nakahanda na pong paglilipatan ang city government ng Pasig nang paalisin sila sa Manggahan Floodway,” Benitez said.

“Kung nagawa po ito ng pamahalaang-lungsod ng Pasig, baka puwedeng sumunod na rin po ang iba? Maki-join na po kayo sa People’s Plan para ­everybody happy ika nga!” he added.