ALL HANDS ON DECK: DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia lead Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the Tunghaan Subdivision Project in Barangay Tunghaan, Minglanilla.

MINGLANILLA, Cebu – The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and the Cebu provincial government on Friday (30 July) rolled out a subdivision-like housing project intended for 902 civil servants and retirees.

DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Tunghaan Subdivision Project in Barangay Tunghaan, Minglanilla town – just more than a month after finalizing the Memorandum of Agreement for the undertaking.

“DHSUD has been adamant in strengthening partnership with local government units nationwide to push for the government’s whole-of-nation approach and give Filipino families, especially those from the low-income bracket, access to affordable, sustainable and decent housing,” Secretary Del Rosario said at the activity.

“As you can see, we had the groundbreaking done just after over a month that the MOA was sealed. We want these housing projects that benefit our hardworking government employees, as well as retirees, to enjoy the comforts of having their own house after having served the government all their life,” the DHSUD chief stressed.

Apart from DHSUD and the Cebu LGU, the Tunghaan Subdivision Project is also supported by the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund, one of DHSUD’s key shelter agencies.

“Together with the LGUs, and in coordination with our key shelter agencies and partner-developers, the government, through DHSUD, is bent on further strengthening the national housing program and promote resilient Filipino communities across the country,” Secretary Del Rosario added.

Joining the housing czar were DHSUD Assistant Secretary Leira Buan, Regional Office-7 OIC-Director Engr. Francis Ordeniza and other officials. Gov. Garcia and Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Pena expressed their gratitude to the national government, especially DHSUD, for the joint housing project that will benefit government employees and retirees. (DHSUD)

Joining the housing czar during the event were DHSUD Assistant Secretary Leira Buan, Regional Office-7 OIC-Director Engr. Francis Ordeniza and other officials.

Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Peña also attended the ceremony and expressed gratitude to the national government, particularly DHSUD, for the implementation of the project that will benefit civil servants from the Cebu provincial government and Minglanilla LGU.

The groundbreaking at Barangay Tunghaan was Secretary Del Rosario’s second-straight activity in Cebu last week after leading Thursday’s turnover of 450 housing units by the National Housing Authority and groundbreaking ceremony for a mini-market and covered court intended for residents affected by super typhoon Yolanda in Barangay Kabac in the remote island of Bantayan.

The DHSUD chief said that the awarding of housing units and provision of new facilities, which will be constructed using incentivized compliance by partner developers to balanced housing program, are in line with the government’s commitment in helping Filipino families affected by previous calamities.

He added the DHSUD intends to have more similar housing pacts with LGUs in the coming months. (30) — CVC