Baguio to build P20-M complex for elderly, ex-rebels

Published June 25, 2022, 8:21 PM

by Comanda Rizaldy C.

BAGUIO CITY — For the first time, the city government will build a complex for the elderly and ex-rebels in Baguio city.

Half of the complex will serve as retirement homes for the elderly, while the other half will be allotted for the former rebels in the city and nearby localities.

The cost of the complex which will be built on a 130 square-meter lot has a budget of P20 million.

The City Social Welfare and Development will manage the complex which will also have a ‘Bahay Pag-Asa,’ formerly called the Social Development Center (SDC), and a youth auditorium.

Currently, the SDC is in Balenben, Barangay Irisan, Baguio City where minors are placed with the CSWDO for assistance.

The existing facilities do not have a centralized center yet where occupants can temporarily stay or live without relatives with whom they can be together.

Of the total P20 million funding for the complex, P15 million is from the city government annual budget, while P5 million is provided by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

According to Jordan Habbiling, information officer of the Baguio City Council, the City Planning and Development Office, City Buildings and Architecture Office and the CSWDO will meet on the project plans on June 27.