More than one hundred sixty (160) residents who had been affected by the road widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) since 2015 along Radial Road 10 in North Bay Boulevard, Navotas City have received financial assistance at DPWH Multi-purpose Hall.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, together with Undersecretary Romeo S. Momo and National Capital Region (NCR) Director Melvin B. Navarro, and representatives of different government agencies including Presidential Commission on Urban Poor (PCUP), National Housing Authority (NHA), Commission on Human Rights (CHR), City Government of Navotas, and Municipal Government of Norzagaray, led the awarding of cheques to the beneficiaries of Maryhill Northville Homeowners Association, Inc.
Villar said that the additional financial assistance on top of the government housing project is aimed to support the affected families with their immediate and future needs.
“Rest assured that we will continue to work with our partnered agencies to guarantee that the affected families will be provided with safe, adequate and affordable housing units as part of the administration’s campaign to fight poverty and uplift the lives of every Filipino,” Villar added.
The members of Maryhill Northville Homeowners Associations, Inc. have been displaced from their residence in Radial Road 10 to give way for better road connectivity of Metro Manila towards central and northern Luzon.
The construction of first community-initiated relocation site for the affected families in Norzagaray, Bulacan is now on-going through the partnership of DPWH, national and local government agencies, and non-government organizations.