NHA assures to repair defects in PNP houses PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:43

By VIC LARATO

Engr. Al Indanan, district manager of the National Housing Authority (NHA), has assured the beneficiaries of the Philippine National Police (PNP) housing project in Cabaluay that any defects in the units awarded to them last week will be fixed or corrected by the developer.

Engr. Indanan made the assurance during the press briefing in City Hall Monday following reports that a number of the housing units awarded to PNP members were defective.

He said it was made clear to the beneficiaries before the turnover program last Oct. 20 that they have to list down all defects in their respective units and submit the list to NHA so that the agency can ask the developer to correct the defects.

The NHA head explained that the AFP-PNP housing project in Cabaluay, which is a flagship project of Pres. Aquino, was completed in 2014, but was not awarded to the beneficiaries as it had yet to be inspected separately by the regional and national housing boards of the AFP and PNP.

Indanan said the project covers 1,200 housing units, of which 540 units were intended for the PNP. However, only 533 were turned over last week.

The other units—including 540 for the AFP, 66 for the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), 42 for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP and 42 for the Bureau of Correction (BuCor)—await inspection by the housing board of the each agency.

Indanan believed the defects could be attributed to the delay of turnover as the housing units remained idle since their completion in 2014.

Nevertheless, he reiterated his earlier call on the PNP beneficiaries to come up with a checklist of defects in their units to be corrected by the developer at its own cost.

Indanan likewise clarified the AFP-PNP housing project is not part of the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (Z3R) Project.

Mayor Beng Climaco, for her part, said the city government as a matter of policy does not and will never accept any housing projects or units that do not conform with quality standards in terms of structures, utility and sanitation.

She said the city government has nothing to do with the AFP-PNP housing project in Cabaluay, and that she mere graced the turnover rites upon invitation of the NHA.

Just the same, Climaco urged the beneficiaries to follow the instruction of NHA for them to come up with a checklist of defects to be corrected properly.— Vic Larato