The Manila City government on Wednesday acquired a 6,003-square meter private lot worth P111 million to help provide housing for more than 600 families.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso signed the deed of absolute sale before city government officials and homeowners associations leaders at the Manila City Hall.
The acquired land will be used for the “Land for the Landless” program of the Manila Urban Settlements Office, that provides assistance to landless, bonafide poor, low-income informal settlers and homeless families.
“This is the modern times, with a modern government, na maiparamdan man lang namin sa inyo na walang politiko dito. Gobyerno ang lumingon sa inyo, dahil ang gobyerno ng Maynila ay pinapakita ang pagmamalasakit sa lahat (To at least let you know that there is no politicking here. The government turned to you, to show that the Manila city government has concern for you),” Domagoso said in a statement.
“Walang mayaman, walang mahirap. Lahat pantay-pantay, nilingon ang lahat (There are no rich or poor. We are all equal, everyone is being recognized),” he added.
The city government acquired the parcel of land located along Pasig Line in Sta. Ana, Manila through Ordinance No. 8115, enacted in 2006, according to Domagoso.
In 2020, the Manila city government broke ground for three vertical housing projects, namely, Tondominium 1, Tondominium 2, and Binondominium, and one horizontal housing project dubbed Base community.
The Manila mayor assured that they are committed to providing ample and livable spaces for the benefit of its residents.
“We will not stop until we have safe and decent communities that every Manileño will be proud of. Ito ay tupad laway para sa mga Batang Maynila (This is a fulfilled wish for Manileños),” he said.