The Malabon City government said that their are already over 111 families who relocated to their new housing units in St. Gregory Homes in Barangay Panghulo in the city under President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Program as of Monday, March 20.
The Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Program seeks to provide one million housing units for the Filipinos per year in six years.
The program is launched by the city government in Malabon in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), and with the help of the Community and Urban Poor Affairs Office (CUPAO).
The beneficiaries were informal settler families who used to live near the waterways in the city, the city government said.
The program is also part of Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval promise to provide better and safer homes for the city residents.
In October 2022, Sandoval signed a memorandum of understanding with the DSHUD to implement the said program in Malabon.
Around 148 qualified families are expected to get new homes under the program, according to the city government.
Sandoval thanked the CUPAO for their help in the relocation of the families.
“Sana ay mas marami pa tayong mga kababayan na mabigyan ng pabahay nang sa gayon ay may tatawagin na silang kanilang sariling tahanan ( I hope that more of our people will be given housing units so that they will have something to call their own home),” the mayor said.
Meanwhile, the city government announced on Tuesday, March 21, that 1,500 beneficiaries of the Cash for Work Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have received their salaries.
The DSWD said Cash for Work is a short-term intervention to provide temporary employment to distressed or displaced individuals by participating in various activities (tree-planting, coastal clean-up, repair of small scale community infrastructures, cleaning of streets communal gardening, and others) in their communities or in evacuation centers.
It targets to assist low income families, solo parents, persons with disabilities, and indigeneous people.
The local government said that the beneficiaries have received over P5,000 for 10 days of work.
It added that the pay-out for 1,300 other beneficiaries will be held on Wednesday, March 22.