MANILA-- More than 160 residents who had been affected by the government's road widening project in Navotas City have been awarded financial assistance headed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said each informal settler family (ISF) who were displaced since 2015 along Radial Road 10 (R-10) in North Bay Boulevard, Navotas City have received a total of PHP28, 860.
The awarding of the cheques to the affected residents, who are members of Maryhill Northville Homeowners Associations, Inc. was held last week at the DPWH Multi-purpose Hall in Manila.
According to Villar, the additional financial assistance on top of the government housing project aims to support the affected families with their immediate and future needs.
Rest assured that we will continue to work with our partnered agencies to guarantee that the affected families will be provided with safe, adequate and affordable housing units as part of the administration's campaign to fight poverty and uplift the lives of every Filipino, he said in a statement.
The ASFs have been displaced from their residence in R-10 to give way for better road connectivity of Metro Manila towards central and northern Luzon.
Villar added that the construction of first community-initiated relocation site for the affected families in Norzagaray, Bulacan is now on-going through the partnership of DPWH, national and local government agencies, and non-government organizations.
Also present during the awarding of the financial assistance are Undersecretary Romeo Momo and National Capital Region (NCR) Director Melvin Navarro, and representatives of different government agencies including Presidential Commission on Urban Poor (PCUP), National Housing Authority (NHA), Commission on Human Rights (CHR), City Government of Navotas, and Municipal Government of Norzagaray.
Source: Philippines News Agency