By Anthony Giron
IMUS CITY, Cavite – One hundred twenty two informal settler families will receive housing assistance from the local government and Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc.
The beneficiaries will receive a housing unit, worth P164,000.
Construction will commence in the second quarter of 2019.
The local government and Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation Inc. previously distributed 125 housing units to family-beneficiaries at the 2.6-hectare housing project site in Barangay Alapan II-B.
“We will render the housing units to the best as we can until the rivers are cleared of informal settlers. The city government and the Gawad Kalinga will build the houses through bayanihan (concerted efforts),” Mayor Emmanuel Leonard Maliksi said.
Project proponents earlier invited private firms and other concerned groups to support the housing project.
Maliksi, Vice Mayor Arnel M. Cantimbuhan, city councilors, Engr. Edgar S. Purificacion, Gawad Kalinga provincial head; and other officials led the simple groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for second phase of the project.
Engineer Christian Mervin S. Sarno said that the construction of the Phase II one story-duplex apartment row-type units, with amenities including toilets, electricity, water and drainage system, was estimated to cost P28,000,028 and set to be finished on the second quarter of next year.
The first batch of units was turned over in 2004 and now being occupied by 125 informal settler families.
The housing site is near a public school, where the children of the beneficiaries can enroll.