BACOLOD City—Senate Housing Committee Chairman Joseph Victor G. Ejercito on Sunday slammed urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap after some 1,000 Kadamay members occupied the housing site for uniformed personnel in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City, on August 30.
“What they did won’t help,” Ejercito said in an interview here. “It could actually make things worse.”
Ejercito visited the housing project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) in Barangay Felisa with local city officials on September 7.
Kadamay cited as the reason for their action Joint Resolution 2 signed by President Duterte on
May 9, authorizing the NHA to award the unoccupied housing units of uniformed personnel to qualified beneficiaries.
However, all the 1,498 housing units of Ciudad Felisa, an Armed Forces of the Philippines/Philippine National Police (AFP/PNP) housing project, have already been awarded to soldiers, police, firemen and jail personnel.
Ejercito said units in Barangay Felisa that will not be taken by uniformed personnel will be distributed by the NHA to qualified beneficiaries. He added these units are not for free. He added the amortization will also be used to further build government housing