MANILA – The collection of the National Housing Authorities (NHA) in March has declined by over 50 percent.
NHA Region 3 Head Engineer Romuel Alimbayao said this happened since the KADAMAY members occupied some housing units in Pandi, Bulacan.
Based on NHA’s reports to lawmakers led by Senator JV Ejercito, the chairman of the Urban Development, Housing and Resettlement Committee, there are residents in the area who do not want to pay the P200 monthly amortization.
“Medyo hindi natin inaasahan yun pero dahil mayron ganung pangyayari, parang nakisimpatiya yung ating mga beneficiary. Gusto din nilang matulad sa ginawa ng KADAMAY (We were not expecting it, but since there was an incident, our beneficiaries are sympathizing. They also want the same thing that happened to Kadamay),” Engr. Alimbuyao said.
Senator Ejercito says if the decline continues the socialized housing industry may collapse.
“Alam ko masama ang loob sa amin ng mga KADAMAY dahil sinabi namin sa kanila na walang libre pero pwede pagtrabahuhan (I know that KADAMAY is angry at us because we told them this is not for free but they can work for it) ,” Sen. Ejercito said.
During inspection at the housing site in Pandi, Bulacan, the solons noted that that the area of the housing units is not applicable for a family of five.
The local government admits they cannot sustain the maintenance of cleanliness and orderliness at the housing site.
Solons plan to coordinate with other government agencies to solve the housing problems. — UNTV News & Rescue