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Billions spent on housing, but poor still live in slums

Posted by akosistella on March 24, 2010

By Dan Mariano

In a letter circulating online, [former HUDCC secretary general Antonio] Hidalgo acknowledged that Villar built thousands of low-cost houses in over a decade or so under the Unified Home Lending Scheme (UHLP), as provided for in Executive Order No. 90, also known as the Socialized Housing Law.

[Manny]Villar and his “minions” in the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Associations (CREBA) drafted EO 90. In 1986, they got then President Corazon C. Aquino to sign the law under her “revolutionary” government when she exercised legislative powers. They promised to solve homelessness in the Philippines once and for all.

“But [Villar] did this to rake in billions in profits at the expense of the government, not out of a concern for the homeless poor,” Hidalgo said.

By the 1990s the UHLP had not only failed to solve homelessness, it had also nearly bled the country’s financial system dry. In 1997, the HUDCC finally reformed the program “to prevent Villar from bankrupting the country,” Hidalgo said.

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NP warns OFWs vs scam offering cash rewards in Villar’s name

Posted by akosistella on February 12, 2010

Detractors of presidential bet Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr. has unleashed yet another scam designed to put the blame on his door: text messages claiming to be from his housing foundation are promising cash rewards for overseas Filipino workers.

In a statement, the Nacionalista Party warned the public not to believe the text scam announcing a P950,000-cash reward supposedly being given out by Villar’s Handog-Pabahay sa OFW.

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Honesty or corruption?

Posted by akosistella on January 19, 2010

“What are we in power for?”A columnist from another paper railed at Sen. Noynoy Aquino for framing the election as a battle between good and evil. “Obviously, Mr. Aquino and his well-heeled cohorts see themselves as representing the forces of good and want to stir us up to do battle against the evil represented by Mr. Manny Villar and his scruffy followers,” he ranted.

He missed the point. Evil is in the things men do, while Senator Aquino’s battle against evil pits honesty versus corruption, not personalities and social classes against one another.

Let’s see if we can tell the difference between honesty and corruption. Quoted from the draft report of the Senate Committee of the Whole and former Rep. Joker Arroyo’s privilege speech.

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Noynoy, Mar share Gawad Kalinga vision

Posted by akosistella on January 17, 2010

Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III yesterday said he is making house building for the poor through Gawad Kalinga (GK) part of his platform of governance.

Aquino and running mate Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II yesterday attended the 60th birthday celebration of GK founder Tony Meloto in Barangay Bagong Silang in Caloocan City to show support for his advocacy.

GK Bagong Silang, built in 1999, is the first-ever housing project built for the poor in Caloocan.

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