Crossroad Center, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City
October 15, 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III joined the National Housing Authority (NHA) as it celebrated its 40th anniversary with the theme — “Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong, Programang Pabahay Ating Isulong” — held at the NHA community in Crossroad Center, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City.
In his statement, the President compared the country to that of a house that needed to be fixed by cleaning the bureaucracy of corruption, thus making the system stronger and building a stronger foundation. This, he emphasized, was achieved by the government in a span of five years. One such clear example is the housing projects provided by the NHA to the disadvantaged sectors of society.
He also lauded the NHA officials headed by its new General Manager, Atty. Sinforoso Pagunsan, as well as the NHA’s partner agencies including the private sector, for completing 57,760 project sites from the government’s target of 81,702 all over the country. Because of the dedication and efforts shown by the NHA employees, President Aquino announced that he has approved the release of a Php 10,000 bonus for each personnel.
Moreover, the President reminded everyone that the future of the country rests in the hands of its citizens, stressing that the Filipinos live under the same roof and its people are the ones responsible for making the country more attractive and progressive by continuing the right path.
During the program, President Aquino witnessed the awarding of “Gawad Parangal sa Kabalikat sa Pabahay” to distinct organizations and groups of people who have supported the NHA in the implementation of its housing programs.
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