Presidential Commission on Urban Poor Chair Terry Ridon is claiming that the Duterte administration is grateful to the 1000’s of Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay)) members for expropriating for themselves idle state housing projects in Pandi, Bulacan.

“Sa totoo lang, nagpapasalamat pa nga ho ‘yung maraming mga ahensya dahil naganap po ito. Talagang na-put into the spotlight, na talagang meron pong mga bahay na walang tao, samantalang maraming tao na walang bahay,” mentioned Ridon in a briefing in Malacanang.

“I think as far as government is concerned, it has really served as wake up call to really confront squarely the problems that had been besetting the housing sector for the last few years ‘no,” he added.

He mentioned that the agencies have agreed to resolve the power drawback of getting 1000’s of empty housing items whereas tens of millions of Filipinos don’t have any houses.

Ridon defended Kadamay’s occupation of the state housing projects with out paying for the items as a part of the “housing grants” the federal government gave to its poor residents.

Instead of going after the Kadamay members for his or her unlawful takeover, Ridon mentioned Congress ought to look into the accountability of the earlier administration which constructed tiny, substandard housing items in distant areas with out consulting the troopers and police who have been the meant beneficiaries.

“Tingin ko dapat ho may managot kasi sa loob ho ng mahabang panahon, zero ho ’yung tumira eh. ‘Di ho ba? Parang, I would say that it was a project that was meant to fail. Parang ganon.Sa totoo lang ho, inikot ho namin ‘yan. Talagang bulok ho ‘yung marami sa mga naitayo ho roon and we really have to be frank with everybody about it,” he mentioned.