The first phase of Capitol’s socialized housing project in Minglanilla town is nearing completion by October this year.
However, unit construction will begin in as early as June this year, said John Galo, assistant manager at project developer 77 Living Spaces, during a meeting with Gov. Gwen Garcia at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 3.
The first phase of the project consists of site development such as construction of road networks and installation of utility lines in the 70.3-hectare Capitol-owned property in Barangay Tunghaan.
The Capitol’s socialized housing is intended for its qualified employees and some 30 public school teachers in Minglanilla. The site will hold 334 housing units, with average areas ranging from 100 square meters to 212 sq.m.
Provincial engineer Hector Jamora said that water demand in the area will be supplied by two pump wells which are capable of serving all the households in the project.
Atty. Flornelio Ediza, head of the Capitol’s Ad Hoc Committee on Socialized Housing and Urban Development, said they are now identifying qualified employees and local school teachers who will benefit from the socialized housing project of the Capitol.
Paulino Talacay, business development manager of Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund, said they are set to reappraise the values of the lots, including the nearby lots occupied by Gawad Kalinga Community, in order to determine the amount to be paid by the housing beneficiaries through Pag-IBIG’s more liberal paying terms.
Talacay also informed the governor that Pag-IBIG would be joining Capitol’s Caravan of Services which is set to start its second round later this month.
He told Sugbo News that among others, they would be able to offer their Lingkod Pag-IBIG on Wheels program that extends basic services such as multi-purpose loan applications, retirement or death claims, Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) Savings, loyalty card plus, registration, and inquiries on other programs. | Babie Jane Revecoy