DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario, along with Assistant Secretary Leira Buan and Pag-IBIG Fund chief executive officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti, conducts an inspection on various housing projects in the municipalities of Naic and Tanza, Cavite, as part of efforts in upholding its mandate of ensuring no sub-standard housing projects are built under the Duterte administration. The ocular inspections were also in line with the Department’s strategy of further bolstering ties with housing stakeholders and developers.

NAIC, Cavite – To ensure that no sub-standard housing units are built, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario conducted site inspections in various housing projects by private developers in Cavite.

On Tuesday, the housing czar inspected two different project sites, including a socialized housing project in Naic and Tanza.

At the site, the housing czar checked on the actual construction of housing units and the model shelters.

On Friday, Secretary Del Rosario inspected a vertical socialized housing project in Tanza by another private developer, whom he credited for its high-quality shelters.

“We are indeed very grateful to see very beautiful projects like these, housing projects, because this is our commitment to the Filipino people. We are one with the developers who we can say is really a partner of the Filipino people,” Secretary Del Rosario said.

“Yan po ang mandate ng ating department – to provide decent and affordable housing to Filipinos,” he added.

Joining the housing czar during the site inspections were DHSUD Assistant Secretary Leira Buan, PagIBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti, DHSUD Region 4A Director Jann Roby Otero and other DHSUD and Pag-IBIG Fund officials.

Also in attendance were Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla and Naic Mayor Junio Dualan. Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Alain Gaschen attended Friday’s house-warming in Tanza.

In his messages, Secretary Del Rosario highlighted the importance of ensuring quality, affordability and durability of housing products being constructed nationwide. He called on all developers to always look after the welfare of the general public, especially the underserved who wish to have a decent and affordable house they can call their own.

“Do not limit your expertise and capacity, expand in other areas so that more Filipinos can benefit from such high-quality and affordable housing projects,” the housing czar stressed.

Part of DHSUD’s key strategies for this year is boosting engagements with all clients and housing stakeholders, as well as push for stronger partnerships with LGUs in upholding its mandate of providing decent, resilient and affordable housing for Filipinos, particularly the underserved. (30) — CVC