May­oralty aspi­rant awards houses to Sas­muan folks

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

SAS­MUAN - In a bid to ad­dress the hous­ing woes in her home­town, come­back­ing Mayor Catalina Ba­gasina, in part­ner­ship with Sa­pang Pari In­te­grated Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (SPIDC), yes­ter­day awarded houses to de­serv­ing fam­i­lies here.

Ten Sas­mueño fam­i­lies, who were the first ben­e­fi­cia­ries un­der SPDIC’s low-cost hous­ing pro­gram, re­ceived on­e­storey sin­gle res­i­den­tial units lo­cated in Barangay San An­to­nio this town.

Ba­gasina said the ben­e­fi­cia­ries were part of those fam­i­lies who be­came home­less and were re­lo­cated af­ter their old houses were al­legedly r ecl ai med.

“I heard the con­cerns of the res­i­dents whose houses were re­claimed so I de­cided to buy lots from SPIDC and have the houses built so I can pro­vide de­cent hous­ing to the peo­ple,” Cabr­era said.

Ba­gasina, a for­mer partylist con­gress­woman, provin­cial board mem­ber, and mayor of this town, fur­thered that the ten fam­i­lies are only the first of the many ben­e­fi­cia­ries tar­geted for the said pro­gram.

Ba­gasina, mean­while, urged the new own­ers to take care of the houses awarded to them,

and make it a sanc­tu­ary for their fam­ily.

“Make these houses your home. These are now yours so please take care of them and your own sur­round­ings. You can ask free seedlings from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment so you can grow your own plants and vegeta­bles in your own back­yard,” she re­minded them.

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LINA CARES. Come­back­ing Sas­muan Mayor Catalina Ba­gasina, re­turn­ing 2nd District Rep. Mikey Ar­royo and SPIDC Pres­i­dent Ra­mon Cat­a­cu­tan led the rib­bon cut­ting and turnover of the new house and lot to a ben­e­fi­ciary.

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