More housing projects underway – Iloilo City mayor

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The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will build more housing projects in Iloilo City.

Over the weekend, Mayor Jerry Treñas signed a Memorandum of Understanding with DHSUD Secretary Jose Acuzar and Undersecretaries Avelino Tolentino and Jose Ramon Aliling.

“Hopefully it will push through. It’s a very ambitious plan, but we, in the city, are very happy if everything goes as planned,” Treñas said in the vernacular. (

According to him, the city has two ready lots for the project as counterparts – a 2.7-hectare property in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro district and a 2.2-hectare lot at Fort San Pedro in the City Proper.

A 10- to 12-storey building is being eyed at the San Isidro property and a medium to high-rise tenement at Fort San Pedro, he added.

Like the private condominium development, both are expected to include amenities such as a swimming pool, clubhouse, and gym.

Both sites will have a total of 500 housing units.

The housing units are available to informal settlers who do not own a home. The monthly rent for the 24-square-meter unit will be P3,500.