Gov. Imee Marcos: Blisshousingprogram could be a solution to the housing needs of the poor
A housing project, not just for a particular sector but for every working Filipino should be put in place to address not only the housing backlog but to help fulfill the aspiration those wanting to a decent housing, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos today said.
Marcos said that almost every working Filipino, including those working abroad, is being made to pay their monthly membership contributions to the Home Development Mutual Fund, more popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund.
“Lahat ng sweldo natin may bawas kada buwan for Pag-IBIG (Fund). The question is, where is it going? Nasaan ba ‘yang housing (program) na ‘yan?” she asked.
The fulfilment of the aspiration of majority of poor Filipinos may be realized through the revival of the BLISS housing scheme.
“Kung kaya noon, bakit hindi ngayon?” Marcos said, referring to the government approach taken in the late 70s in addressing the housing problem of the poorest of the poor then.
Given that land is not only scarce but expensive, a medium-rise type of housing program similar to the Bagong Lipunan Improvement of Sites and Services (BLISS), may not only help bring down the housing backlog but provide for a decent dwelling to those living in slum areas.(P.R)