Aquino to distribute housing units to AFP, PNP personnel

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will lead the distribution of housing units for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel in several provinces on Friday.

The President is scheduled to award Certificate of Entitlement to Lot Allocations (CELAs) for AFP-PNP personnel in Bocaue Hills, Barangay Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan.

He will be briefed on the salient features of the project by housing czar - Vice President Jejomar Binay.

The Chief Executive will be turning over the housing unit door keys to 20 beneficiaries.

He will also be awarding CELAs to qualified beneficiaries for the housing units at Lake Breeze Residences in Calamba, Laguna.

Thirty-door unit keys will be handed over to the beneficiaries after the President’s inspection on the row model and loft units.

Last April, the President issued Administrative Order 9, directing the National Housing Authority (NHA) to come up with a housing program for military and police personnel nationwide.

A total of P4.2 billion was allocated for the implementation of the program involving 20,000 housing units for the year 2011. The units will be equally divided for the AFP and PNP with funds sourced primarily from the NHA budget.

There are 12 identified project locations of the AFP-PNP housing project targeting to award 21,800 units by the end of the year.
Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and PNP Chief Raul Bacalzo will also be distributing CELAs in Trece Martires, Cavite and Baras, Rizal, respectively. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)

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