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399 Typhoon Yolanda survivors avail of permanent shelters in Kalibo

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Under the NHA Permanent Resettlement Program for Calamity Victims, beneficiaries will be provided with developed lots and decent shelters at no cost

NHA chief designated HUDCC secretary-general

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Marcelino Escalada Jr takes over the functions of the HUDCC secretary-general while retaining his role as NHA general manager, says Malacañang

Marcelino Escalada Jr General Manager of NHA during the Committee hearing on Urban Development, Housing, and Resettlement at Senate on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

5 years after Yolanda, 23% of houses for survivors occupied

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Almost half of the 205,128 permanent housing units needed in Yolanda-stricken areas have been built, says Malacañang

The House Committee on Housing visits the NHA housing complex for Yolanda Victims in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photos courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Arroyo meets with Duterte, commits to extend validity of Marawi rehab fund

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also asks House leaders to allocate funds in the 2019 budget for the housing projects for military, police, and Yolanda victims

BUDGET TALKS. (From L-R) Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Rorigo Duterte, Arroyo consultant Medy Poblador, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Photo from Arroyo's office

COA flags P10.6-B irregularities in AFP, PNP housing program

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:53 PM

The Commission on Audit hits the National Housing Authority for failing to properly evaluate contractors, which led to the awarding of contracts to companies with limited capacity

COA flags P1.5-B irregularities in Yolanda housing project

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:30 PM

State auditors question the lack of manpower, splitting of contracts, and extension of contacts which lead to the delayed completion of projects under the Yolanda Permanent Housing Program

IN RUINS. Super Typhoon Yolanda caused massive destruction in November 2013. Rappler file photo

Kadamay members leave gov’t housing site in Bacolod

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Over a thousand informal settlers vacate the site after a dialogue with local executives, housing officials, and police and military representatives

GOING HOME. Informal settlers leave the government housing site in Bacolod City Friday afternoon, August 31. Photo courtesy of Merlinda Pedrosa

NHA admits design 'failure' in Zamboanga City housing project

May 29, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Samar 1st District Representative Edgar Sarmiento slams the National Housing Authority for 'palpak' projects nationwide

NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congress authorizes NHA to redistribute Bulacan housing units

May 16, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The NHA can now award the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan to low-salaried government employees and poor families, including members of urban poor group Kadamay

HOUSING. Seen here are Kadamay members who had occupied the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Photo by Angie de Silva / Rappler

House to probe Zamboanga City housing project

May 15, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege

COLLAPSED. The footbridge in Barangay Mariki, Zamboanga City. Photos by Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato of the Zamboanga City government

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

DENR to remove illegal structures in Coron Bay

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will begin issuing violation and eviction notices to erring establishments next month

CORON SEAPORT. Outriggers docked at Coron Bay. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Duterte to turn over 600 temporary shelters on December 27

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'The President wants every temporary shelter equipped with light and water for the families to live comfortably even if it is just a temporary shelter,' says NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr

IN PHOTOS: Kadamay march to oust Duterte

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The urban poor group cites President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-poor policies and his failed promises to resolve homelessness, job insecurity, contractualization, and rising prices of basic goods

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Some Kadamay members in Bulacan previously given NHA houses

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government

INELIGIBLE. At least 70 Kadamay members are ineligible to be awarded their houses in Pandi, Bulacan since they have previously received unit under another project by the National Housing Authority. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Long wait for new homes leaves some Kadamay members jobless

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Kadamay members who joined the Occupy Bulacan movement in March say they can't complete the requirements for job applications because their barangay won't issue them residence certificates

9 MONTHS. Kadamay members' ownership of the housing units they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan remains pending 9 months since they staged their movement. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Kadamay calls for swift action on idle houses for police, soldiers

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:26 PM

It's been 9 months since the urban poor group took over thousands of unoccupied housing units in Pandi, Bulacan

NHA: Contractor behind 'substandard' housing can't bid for Yolanda projects

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

JC Tayag Builders is accused of constructing substandard houses for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Only 13% of homes allotted for Yolanda survivors are occupied – NHA

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Out of 78,291 houses completed, only 26,256 are occupied; the NHA still needs to build around 119,000 homes to reach its target

WRATH. Destruction caused by the destructive supertyphoon Yolanda. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Beneficiaries waive ownership of nearly 2,000 Bulacan housing units

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Beneficiaries from the AFP, PNP, and BJMP waive ownership of the housing units – majority of which are occupied by Kadamay – but a joint congressional resolution is still needed to allow redistribution

HOUSING. Kadamay members who occupied idle housing units in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Families of killed soldiers in Marawi to get free houses from NHA

Oct 23, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The new AFP-PNP Housing Program grants two housing units worth P450,000 to soldiers and police officers killed in action

HEROES. Soldiers who fought the battle against terrorists in Marawi City. Photo by JTF Marawi HEROES. Soldiers who fought the battle against terrorists in Marawi City. Photo by JTF Marawi

SC affirms CA ruling on Smokey Mountain project

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The case involves the 1993 agreement between private firm R-II Builders and government housing agencies to develop the Smokey Mountain landfill in Tondo, Manila

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN. Supreme Court affirms the decision of the Court of Appeals that favored developer R-II Builders on the legal battle over the botched Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Housing sector’s proposed 2018 budget lowest in 10 years

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The housing agencies will get a budget of P4.7 billion next year – around 92% lower than the P68 billion budget that the HUDCC requested

PANDI. Inside a resettlement site in Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

House panel members eye cases vs Yolanda rehab contractor

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The House panel will invite former officials of the National Housing Authority to explain what happened in the province of Eastern Samar

SLOW, SUBPAR WORK. The House Committee on Housing visits the NHA housing complex for Yolanda Victims in Eastern Samar. Photos courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Lawmakers told: Substandard materials used in post-Yolanda housing

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

A House committee looks into the progress – or lack thereof – of housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan survivors

SLOW PACE. Legislators visit a post-Yolanda housing site in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

NHA faces P10 billion cut in 2018 proposed budget

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog

BUDGET CUT. The National Housing Authority will suffer a P10 billion budget cut in the proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Meet Mr. Pinoy Hoops, the champion of Tenement residents

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Mike Swift also known to many as Mr Pinoy Hoops believes that every court can dream

4,700 Kadamay families qualified to get houses – HUDCC

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says he is just waiting for Congress to pass a joint resolution allowing the distribution of the houses before the turnover of the units to the families

PANDI. Housing site occupied by urban poor group Kadamay in Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

P100B a year: Can Duterte gov't build enough homes for informal settlers?

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The administration s aim is not only to build homes for the poor but to build them within urban centers It s a challenge on which past governments failed

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MAP: Where are the unoccupied housing sites for police and soldiers?

May 30, 2017 - 9:05 PM

76 housing sites have been built for the police and the military across the Philippines but they have an occupancy rate of only 13

NHA denies substandard materials used for housing units

May 30, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The National Housing Authority says construction defects and maintenance issues not substandard materials are to blame for poor facilities in housing units

NOT SUBSTANDARD. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says poor facilities in resettlement sites are due to construction defects and not substandard materials. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

How incentives drive Duterte policies on drugs, housing, China

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:36 PM

In the same way that governments can dangle incentives to its citizens governments can also dangle incentives to other governments

VLOG: Inside a housing unit in Pandi, Bulacan

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The National Housing Authority says a housing unit s land area is 40 square meters while the floor area of the house is 20 square meters

Members of Kadamay will now enjoy living at the government low cost housing they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan the after president Rody Duterte announce Tuesday, at the Philippine Army anniversary to award the to Kadamay members. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bulacan housing payments drop after Kadamay takeover

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Housing officials tell lawmakers some residents refuse to pay the P200 monthly amortisation in Pandi town since Kadamay members are living there for free

GOVERNMENT HOUSING. People go about their day at a governrment housing site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Will anyone live in these NHA housing units in Pagadian?

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Substandard and small houses and the lack of water and electricity scare police and soldiers from moving into a Pagadian housing project

WHITE ELEPHANT? The unused housing units at the Kagitingan Village in Pagadian City. Photo by Gualbert Laput

Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The special fair will be conducted in Metro Manila Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog from May 9 to 11

KADAMAY. Members of urban poor group Kadamay in a resettlement site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't employees, informal settlers to get idle PNP, AFP houses – NHA

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The National Housing Authority asks Congress to approve the re awarding of more than 55 000 idle houses as these were specifically meant for cops and soldiers under the law

RE-AWARDING. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says idle housing units for the PNP and AFP personnel will be given to government employees such as public school teachers and municipal and barangay employees. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Soldiers, cops have until June 15 to occupy housing units – NHA

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Housing units still unoccupied by the AFP and PNP beneficiaries after June 15 may be distributed to urban poor families says NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr

PUBLIC HOUSING. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr answers questions at a Senate hearing on the Kadamay occupation of a government housing site in Bulacan. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Bulacan informal settlers urge NHA to approve housing applications

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Members of Partido Manggagawa in Bulacan say their applications have been pending with the National Housing Authority for two years and counting

LEGITIMATE. Informal settlers in Bulacan urge the National Housing Authority to approve their application that has been pending since April, 2015. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

IN PHOTOS: 'Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan'

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The Monday protest dramatizes the poor s struggles

Occupy Bulacan: How the urban homeless won shelter

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:58 AM

After the successful takeover of idle government housing in Bulacan urban poor group Kadamay sets its eyes on other sites in the province

OCCUPY BULACAN. Members of urban poor group Kadamay occupied idle housing sites in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Ruy Martinez/Rappler

Duterte lets Kadamay have Bulacan housing units

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The President promises cops and soldiers that he will personally supervise a new housing project for them in exchange for the units to be given to Kadamay

PROMISE TO SOLDIERS. President Rodrigo Duterte promises soldiers he will give them bigger houses in exchange for the homes to be given to Kadamay. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Poor families look forward to moving to their government subsidized homes only to realize it s a burden

RESETTLEMENT. A housing project of the National Housing Authority in Caloocan City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120 000 payable in 30 years

INFORMAL SETTLERS. The National Housing Authority said there are 1.5 million Filipinos living in informal settlements that needs relocation. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte: 200,000 Yolanda victims to get free housing

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The decision to award free housing to 205 000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte

HOUSING PROGRAMS. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evaso, Jr. and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez in awarding housing grants and various livelihood assistance programs to the Typhoon Yolanda-stricken communities in Tacloban City on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

DSWD urges other gov't agencies to help save homeless families

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:25 PM

There are more than 12 000 families out in the streets of Metro Manila alone

COLLECTIVE ACTION. DSWD urges different government agencies to come together to address the problem of the growing population of families in the streets. Rappler file photo

80% of housing for military, police at Bulacan site left unoccupied

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Only 800 out of 4 000 housing units for the military and the police in Bocaue Bulacan are occupied Residents also report problems with utilities at the housing site

IDLE. Thousands of idle NHA houses were found in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: Gov't must build over 2,600 homes a day to beat backlog

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President wants to finish a comprehensive housing roadmap before implementing projects to ensure funds are not wasted

CONSULTATION. Vice President Leni Robredo visits a relocation site in Novaliches, Quezon City. Photo from the Office of the Vice President