Homeless families belonging to Kadamay cross an open field to their new shelters in Village 2 of Atlantica housing project in Pandi town, Bulacan province. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Homeless households belonging to Kadamay cross an open subject to their new
shelters in Village 2 of Atlantica housing undertaking in Pandi city, Bulacan province. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

PANDI, Bulacan—The collection of month-to-month amortization for housing tasks in Pandi, Bulacan went down by 50 p.c after members of the city poor group Kadamay occupied the models meant for the army and police personnel, a housing official mentioned on Tuesday.

Engineer Romuel Alimboyao of the National Housing Authority (NHA) Central Luzon mentioned the collection had been affected as respectable recipients questioned how Kadamay members bought their homes free of charge.

The group took over greater than 5,278 homes in this province final March eight.

“Sa ngayon po Mr. Chair, nakaapekto na sir kasi po ang aming collection starting this March ay humina po dahil sinasabi nila ‘yung mga Kadamay sinasabing libre e bakit sila nagbabayad…” Alimboyao mentioned when he briefed senators and congressmen, who got here to the province for an ocular inspection of the tasks.

(Mr. Chair, our collection has declined since March with owners reasoning that the Kadamay members have gotten their homes free of charge. They ask why they need to pay for his or her homes.)

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“Halos malaking poryesento (ang ibinagsak ng collection). May 50 percent ho (The collection went down by a huge margin. Around 50 percent),” he mentioned.

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, chairman of the Senate committee on city planning, housing and resettlement, referred to as the drop in collection “very alarming” and “worrisome.”

“This incident sets precedent sa lahat ng mga pabahay (in all housing projects). More than 50 percent, that’s worrisome and very alarming,” Ejercito mentioned.

“E papano pa tayo magpapatayo ng mga bahay kung hindi natin mababawi (How will we be able to build homes if we won’t be able to claim them)?” he mentioned.

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The senator then requested NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. what might be accomplished to deal with the issue.

“In so far as the NHA is concerned, upon knowing that there’s an impact in our collection, which is a little over 50 percent, we already mobilized our own people,” Escalada mentioned.

“We need to campaign massively in trying to tell everyone for the old accounts they have to pay. For new accounts that most of the Kadamay members are trying to allege, I think that’s very clear on the part of the NHA that there is no free housing. Everyone should pay because that’s an obligation on the part of the beneficiary,” he mentioned.

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But Ejercito warned that the homeowners’ refusal to pay for the homes could cause the “collapse” of the housing sector. IDL/rga

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