Mayor Raymund Tongson has secured about P4 billion under the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino (4PH) Housing Program for Himamaylan City after signing a memorandum of understanding with Secretary Jose Acuzar of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DSHUD) on Wednesday, October 18.
Tongson and the delegates of the city government met with the department’s executives at the DSHUD Central Office to discuss the vision for Himamaylan and sign the MOU.
The program’s first phase will bring substantial housing infrastructure worth P4 billion to the city, with construction set to begin this year, he said.
Two more phases will follow in order to cater to the growing need for quality housing in Himamaylan City, Tongson added.
Acuzar pledged his department’s commitment to ensure that the program benefits as many Himamaylanons as possible.
“On top of improving the living conditions of our fellow Himamaylanons, we see the housing program as a catalyst in stimulating the economic growth and development in one of the major cities in southern Negros Occidental,” Tongson said.
The city mayor said he hopes to make Himamaylan a promising example of addressing housing challenges and inclusive progress in the Fifth District.
“As we make headway in advancing our local economy, it will be in vain if our residents do not benefit from this progress,” Tongson said.*