Vice President Jejomar Binay, who chairs the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), lauded the distinctive housing program of Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr., during his visit at Kalkam Resettlement Site here, on October 6.
‘Ngayon lang ako nakakita na ang bahay ay gawa sa local materials at pinamimigay ng libre’, appreciated by the country’s second highest official who was a bit shocked when informed that houses here in the Municipality of Tupi are donated to resettled families.
Binay recalled their case in housing program was quite different where homeowners there are compelled to pay the mortgages.
“Dadagdagan ng National Housing Authority (NHA) ng 100 houses, kapag nakabili na si Mayor Tamayo ng lupa”, a good news conveyed by the HUDCC chairman who believed, ‘Gaganda ang buhay kapag may sariling buhay’.
On his speech, Binay further laid down the privileges of the ‘Sisterhood Relationship’ between the City of Makati and Municipality of Tupi.
He said that a sister municipality/city is entitled to free education, hospitalization and computer program, among others.
Congressman Sherwin Gatchalian, who was with Binay, aired the same sentiments as that of the vice president regarding the ‘Libreng Pabahay’.
‘Edukasyon ang solusyon upang maiangat ang pamilya sa kahirapan’, stressed by the legislator.
Present in the momentous event who warmly welcomed Binay were Tupi Mayor Tamayo, Vice Mayor Valentin G. Mariano Jr and Sangguniang Members, Barangay Chairmen, RD Reynaldo Tamayo Sr-DPWH XII, HUDCC Usec Alba, Rolando Perez of NHA, Alpha Phi Omega Bro & Sis, and resettled families.
‘Labis kaming nagagalak sa 100 na bahay na ibibigay ng NHA’, expressed gratefully by Mayor Tamayo telling Binay, ‘Ituloy mo lang ang laban- ang pagbigay ng serbisyo sa mga Pilipino’.
Meanwhile, Binay preferred his lunch to be served simple, thus joined the rest of Tupinians in a boodlefight.