DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario on Monday rolls out of two more housing projects in Nueva Ecija, expressing hope that subdivision-like resettlement schemes will serve as a new standard for such undertakings in the future. The projects will benefit dozens of informal settler families from Talavera and San Leonardo towns.

SAN LEONARDO, Nueva Ecija – Two more projects of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) came into fruition in Nueva Ecija province on Monday.

DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario, who led the inauguration in San Leonardo and Talavera with DHSUD Regional Office 3 OIC-Director Felix Brazil Jr., said the projects will serve as a new standard for future housing projects in the country —citing the subdivision-like development of roads and drainage system.

DHSUD, through the private developers’ incentivized compliance to balanced housing program, provided land development assistance to the housing projects in Barangay San Roque, San Leonardo town and in Barangay Lomboy, Talavera — both intended for informal settler families living along danger zones and those who do not own lots.

Citing the subdivision-like resettlement projects as another promise fulfilled for the housing and urban development sector by the Duterte administration, Secretary Del Rosario said that the undertakings will serve as a “standard” for future resettlement projects in the province.

“Ako’y natutuwa dahil ito ang naging resulta ng ating pagtutulungan, pagtutulungan ng national government, ng LGU at ng private sector at nagawa natin ang napakagandang proyekto,” the housing czar stressed.

“Ito ay napakagandang simula because we have established a standard in San Leonardo. That whenever you are going to construct a housing project being undertaken by the national and local government, this must be the standard now,” he noted.

Also gracing the key event were San Leonardo LGU officials led by San Leonardo Mayor Froilan Nagaño and Talavera Mayor Nerivi Santos-Martinez, who expressed gratitude to the government, particularly to DHSUD, for the housing projects.

DHSUD Regional Office 3 OIC-Director Felix Brazil Jr, who was instrumental in the realization of the project, as well as other officials from the Department and the National Housing Authority Regional Office, were likewise in attendance.

In his message during the Talavera event, Secretary Del Rosario stated that he is proud to be of service to his kababayans, vowing that DHSUD will continue providing quality and unwavering shelter-related assistance to Filipino families, especially the underserved.

“I never realized that I will be coming back and be instrumental na matulungan ang aking mga kababayan, most especially in housing,” Secretary Del Rosario said.

“Kaya itong  project natin sa land development, we ensure na itong lugar na ito ay pwede mong ipagmalaki, pwede mo ipagyabang dahil ikaw ay nakatira sa isang housing project ng gobyerno na masasabi nating matibay at sustainable. This is security of tenure, para mayroon kang sariling bahay, sariling lupa at titulado na ibibigay sa inyo,” he added.

More than 100 ISFs stand to benefit from the resettlement project located in Brgy. Lomboy, Talavera while 60 housing units were already constructed in San Leonardo by the National Housing Authority. (30) — CVC