Palayan City, Nueva Ecija
December 21, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. vowed to create more homes for Filipinos in different parts of the country as he continues to break grounds for housing projects under his Administration’s Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program, with the most recent being the township development in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.

“I’m glad that we are continuing. This is not the first groundbreaking that I have attended. I hope — I know it will not be the last and that we will continue to break ground in different parts around the country,” said the President in his brief remarks.

The Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program, according to the President, is designed not just to build houses but communities where service facilities, infrastructures, amenities as well as business opportunities are in proximity to the development sites.

“Kaya’t kung makikita ninyo ‘yung mga plano na nailagay diyan ay hindi lang bahay, hindi lang apartment kung hindi may palengke, may eskwelahan, may clinic, malapit sa trabaho, lahat ‘yan. ‘Yun ang concept ng human settlements,” he added.

Playing crucial roles in the development of the project, President Marcos Jr. hailed the efforts of the local government units (LGUs) for identifying suitable lands and selecting qualified housing beneficiaries, as well as the government financial institutions for extending financial support.

“Kailangan natin pasalamatan lahat kayo, lahat ng nagtrabaho dito at ‘yung nagtatrabaho sa iba’t iba pang lugar, nasa Department of Human Settlements, at siyempre ‘yung LGU dahil hindi kakayanin ng national agency ito kung hindi nagkaka-ugnayan sa LGU,” the Chief Executive pointed out.

The Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program aims to build six (6) million housing units and generate around 1.7 million jobs every year from 2023 to 2028.

“One million homes a year, eh pagka naabot natin ‘yun, at least napakalaking bagay na ‘yan na nabigyan natin ng solusyon ang problema ng pabahay ng ating mga kababayan,” the Chief Executive ended in his remarks.

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