Celso, Beng unveil P4-million housing project in Maasin PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:50

Mayor Celso Lobregat and Congresswoman Beng Climaco-Salazar together with other urban poor organization officials unveiled Sunday morning a P4-million housing project in Barangay Maasin, east of this city.

In his message, Mayor Lobregat commended the members and officers of the Bernal Ecology Village Homeowners Association headed by City Housing and Land Use Management Officer Rodrigo Pagotaisidro as president for establishing the almost four-hectare housing project that promises to be a peaceful community of Christians and Muslims.

“In Zamboanga City, Muslims and Christians live harmoniously and peacefully and this housing project proves that fact,” Lobregat said, noting that the 98 beneficiaries of the Bernal Ecology Village are Christians and Muslims employed with the local and national government agencies, police and military.

For her part, Deputy House Speaker Salazar, who was accompanied by her husband, welcomed the new housing village within her district, particularly in Barangay Maasin, which she will help finance through the National Housing Authority (NHA) in the amount for P4 million.

Both Lobregat and Salazar led in the ceremonial ribbon cutting and lowering of the time capsule for the new housing village, which sits on a four-hectare property of the Bernal family. It is planted to different fruit trees and boasts of its green and fresh environment. The project is expected to be completed in three years’ time.

Also present during the unveiling program were Maasin barangay Chairman Misael “Doglo” Bernardo, who is also an officer and beneficiary of the housing village, the barangay kagawad and other urban poor organization officials. — Vic Larato