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Go highlights housing options for the poor

July 12, 2019 - Friday 11:07 AM by MDM

Article Banner Image Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go interacts with young fire victims in Bacoor, Cavite early this week.

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go told families affected by fire in Barangay Talaba VII in this city the possible housing options they may avail themselves of to rebuild their homes.

Citing the National Housing Development, Production and Financing Act of 2019 Senate bill he filed last week, Go said if the proposed measure becomes law, these options will be made available to all Filipinos who are poor and left homeless. 

In his short message to the fire victims early this week, Go said there are two options for now as he had initial talks with the National Housing Authority (NHA).

Nakausap ko na ang NHA para roon sa murang pabahay at may dalawang options po kayo. Panahon na rin po na magkaroon kayo ng sarili niyong pamamahay,” he said.

(I have already talked with NHA for low-cost housing and you have two options. It's time you own your own homes.)

In the first option, Go explained that since most of the lands where the houses of illegal settlers are located are privately owned, he proposed that if the titled land owner agrees that the land can be bought through the Community Mortgage Program (CMP), Filipinos could organize their own associations so that they can easily pay the mortgage and eventually own the land.

Ang unang option, kung papayag ang may-ari ng lupa na ibenta ito through the CMP, ifafinance ang lupa through the CMP. Pagkatapos po noon, pwede kayong mag organize ng association ninyo para makapagbayad kayo ng affordable prices through the CMP upang maging sa inyo ang lupa (once mabayaran),” Go explained to the fire victims.

(In the first option, if the landowner agrees to sell it through the CMP, it will be financed through the CMP. After that, you can organize yourselves into an association so you can avail yourselves of affordable prices through the CMP so that the land can be yours once you complete payment.)

On the other hand, the government has available housing projects in Naic, Cavite as another option for those left homeless by the recent fire accident in Bacoor.

Mayroon po tayong housing sa Naic at malapit lang ito. Pwede po kayong mag-avail ng murang pabahay mula sa gobyerno,” Go said.

(We have a housing project in Naic near this place. You can avail yourselves of affordable housing from government.)

Go added that the reason he filed the bill is to lessen the number of people who do not have homes.

Sa susunod na mga taon, wala na dapat squatter sa sariling bayan,” he said.

(In the coming years, there should be no more squatters in their own country.)