Guv eyes housing units for Capitol employees-A A +A
Monday, October 21, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Capitol employees may soon avail of housing units through the Pag-Ibig Fund, with the Provincial Government eyeing the possibility of acquiring properties at two subdivisions in the province.
Governor Lilia Pineda, in a meeting with Pag-Ibig task force head for the development sector Juanito Eje, on Monday discussed the "thousands of acquired and foreclosed properties at the Xevera Subdivisions at Bacolor town and Mabalacat City."
Pineda wants the units to be available for at least 2,743 workers of the Capitol.
“We have to help the government recover from its investments. We can also help our workers have their own houses, especially those who don’t have one yet,” said Pineda in the meeting at the executive house of the Capitol.
Pag-IBIG Fund was said to have welcomed the planned partnership with the Pampanga provincial government.
“It’s better because we can verify well the beneficieries and determine those who are really qualified to avail,” Eje said.
Eje added that the Pag-IBIG and the provincial government could also work together for the creation of a collection unit.
"We are open to options and negotiations" in dealing with the Pineda administration, he said.
Lawyer Joseph Quiboloy, department manager III of the loans orientation department of Pag-IBIG office in Pampanga, disclosed that there are 9,957 housing units in two Xevera subdivisions. He added that "as of today, 2,468 units already belong to Pag-Ibig."
Quiboloy said 323 units at Xevera-Bacolor belong to the housing agency, while the rest are in Mabalacat City.
Engr. Elmer Tugade, department manager III of the business development division, also joined the meeting.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 22, 2013.