Kiko Benitez vows assistance for informal settlers in NegOcc 3rd district

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Negros Occidental Rep. Rep. Francisco “Kiko” Benitez (3rd district) believes that relocation sites for informal settler families (ISF) have to seriously consider people’ needs and aspirations to create economic value for communities.

Benitez made the remark during the Metro 3rd Housing Coordination meeting held in Barangay Patag, Silay City on November 3.

“Hilway Balay” is among the top priority advocacies of Benitez, who chairs the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, when he started his first term in 2019. (

The congressman said that local government units are the driving force that hasten action on housing plans and the congressional district office provides full support to facilitate programs and services to address the housing backlog in the third district.

“Working together to find solutions will ensure ‘Hilway Balay’ and strengthen Metro 3rd’s continuing journey to smart Asenso,” he added.

During the meeting, representatives from housing and planning offices of Victorias, EB Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia presented housing profiles and plans focusing on priority sites for socialized housing projects in upland, lowland, coastal and urban communities.

The reports covered the situation of around 60,000 informal settler households district-wide.