Housing mishap not the first PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 April 2018 11:30

By liza jocson

The reported fall of government officials from a catwalk at a Z3R housing project is not the first mishap which happened during an inspection of government houses for victims of the Zamboanga siege.

In November 2014, Congressman Rodolfo Biazon nearly injured himself after breaking a portion of a concrete wall of a Z3R housing unit in Barangay Sta. Catalina.

The incident happened during a Congressional inspection tour at the Lustre Homeowners Subdivision in Sta Catalina village.

The inspection was conducted by members of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Risk Reduction and Management headed by Biazon.

The members included an inspection tour at the Lustre Subdivision in Sta. Catalina after reports surfaced that three housing units collapsed after strong winds tore through the structures.

National Housing Authority (NHA) Regional Director Al Indanan, however, attributed the collapse to an accident after a backhoe allegedly hit the structures.

During the inspection tour by legislators, Biazon broke through the wall after hitting it with his bare fist.

During his second attempt, a bigger portion collapsed nearly injuring the Congressman.

During the time, Biazon voiced the need to take a closer look at the construction of the housing units under the Z3R program. (Liza Jocson)