Manila purchases P111-M private lot for the city’s housing program

Image from Facebook- Mayor Isko Domagoso
  • The City of Manila has purchased a private lot worth P111-M for its housing program
  • The lot is more than 6,000 square meters in area and is located in Sta. Ana
  • Mayor Isko said it has been one of his dreams to provide a safe and decent community to the poor families of the city

The City of Manila has acquired a 6,000 square meter private lot worth more than P100 million to be distributed to the poor families as part of the local government’s housing program.

In a statement shared on Facebook on Wednesday, Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso  said one of his dreams is to provide a safe and decent community to the poorest of city’s constituents.

Screenshot from Facebook- Mayor Isko Domagoso

“Ayoko pong danasin nila ang hirap at takot na sa tuwing sila ay uuwi, kung tayo pa ba ang kanilang mga bahay,” Domagoso said.

The lot, which is 6,003 square meter in area, is located in Pasigline in Sta. Ana and is expected to benefit more or less 600 families. It was bought for P111-M, according to Domagoso.

“Kaugnay po nito, pinirmahan po natin kanina ang deed of absolute sale para pormal na bilhin ang 6,003-square meter na pribadong lote na nagkakahalaga ng P111 million bilang bahagi ng ating housing program dito sa lungsod,” the mayor revealed.

Image from Facebook- Mayor Isko Domagoso

Domagoso, together with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, witnessed the signing of the contract of sale at the City Hall on Wednesday; saying the project is for the “Land of the Landless” program.

The private property was acquired through the efforts of the Urban Settlements Office.

“Gobyerno ang lumingon sa inyo, dahil ang gobyerno ng Maynila ay pinapakita ang pagmamalasakit sa lahat. Walang mayaman, walang mahirap. Lahat pantay-pantay, nilingon ang lahat,” Mayor Isko further wrote on his Facebook post.