PGMA to visit BayaniJuan sa Southville 7 for project inspection in Laguna

April 19, 2010 12:02 am 

MANILA, April 18 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will visit tomorrow a public-private housing partnership project which has been enhancing the quality of life of disaster-affected marginalized families through the development of a model community in Laguna.

Upon her arrival, the Chief Executive will ride a tour bus to conduct a windshield inspection of the various development projects at the Bayanijuan sa Southville 7 Housing Project in Barangay Dayap, Calauan, Laguna.

These projects include the 961 housing units in Ayala Ville inside Southville 7 which were donated by the Ayala Group and constructed by Habitat for Humanity.

The President will also motor to the nearby Barangay Sto. Tomas to personally inspect the 30 classroom-school building to be funded by the P38 million earmarked by the local government unit of Pasig City for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.

The President will also inspect the 3,337 housing units of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the families relocated from flood-prone areas in Pasig, Marikina, Dasmarinas, Cavite; Binan, Laguna; and Calauan, Laguna.

Other projects include the 168 housing units for the victims of typhoon Ondoy which were donated by the prime minister of Bahrain under the ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya project; the P49-million 500 housing units and additional 114 housing units to be donated in celebration of Sunlife’s 114th anniversary this year.

The President will also inspect the Aboitiz Livelihood Productivity Center and Lopez Group Training Center which have already conducted successful trainings in plumbing, carpentry, hair wig production and other TESDA-sponsored skills and livelihood assistance trainings.

She will likewise visit the proposed site of the Community Police Action Center that will sustain the zero-crime rate at the BayaniJuan sa Southville 7 housing community.

Among the other projects to be inspected by the President are the proposed P20-million wet and dry market to be built through the help of private construction company DMCI; a playground donated by outsourcing leader Telus International Philippines; day-care center, health and wellness spa and 20 shallow tube wells at the convergence area.

The President will also visit the materials recovery facility (MRF) project for the solid waste management program of Barangays Dayap and Sto. Tomas which will be completed in two months through the $ 59,000 donation by the Union Bank of Switzerland.

She will also have a brief tour of the 300 completed housing units donated by San Miguel Corporation (200 units) and Ms. Grace Eleazar (100 units).

The President will also have a brief stop at the sash factory of Roger Morallos, which employs 12 worker-relocatees and has produced so far 616 doors, four cabinets, 50 beds, 80 bunkbeds, and 100 sets of furnitures for SMC village, including repair works for some 108 units under the PGMA Housing Project.

Afterwards, the President will tour the renovated 108 housing units and the solar-powered streets lights at the PGMA Housing Project.

Later, the President is scheduled to grace the one-year anniversary of BayaniJuan sa Southville 7 at the Dayap Elementary School.

Expected to welcome the President are NHA General Manager Federico Laxa, BayaniJuan Foundation president Gina Lopez, ABS-CBN Foundation Program Director for Bantay-Bata and Sagip Kapamilya Ms. Tina Monzon Palma, and local officials led by Laguna Governor Teresita Lazaro, Calauan Mayor George Berris and Barangay Dayap chairman Roberto “Bobby” Ramilo. (PNA) scs/OPS/rsm


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