IPIL, ZSP – 100 Subanen families will own houses from National Housing Authority (NHA) and Local Government Unit of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay. The project was formalized in a Signing of Memorandum of Agreement Ceremony held at Waterpark Resort, Naga, ZSP on Tuesday afternoon, February 9, 2020.
“There is no more reason that our residents will resort to join the Communist Terrorist, because our government is now doing everything we can. Historically, 40-70% of those who joined the NPA were lumads, but now, most of them have returned to their families and communities,” said Hon. Rino Delos Reyes, Municipal Mayor.
The housing project is intended for the Subanen families of Barangay Sandayong, that will be constructed in a 9,996.22 square meters amounting to Php 19, 938, 323.00 “NHA in partnership with the local government units and other agencies will continue to provide better homes for those who need it,” said Al-Khwarizmi Indanan, NHA District Manager.
For his part, Brig. Gen. Leonel Nicolas, Commander, 102nd Infantry Brigade expressed his gratitude for the upcoming project for the lumads in Sandayong.
“I have spent my junior years as a military officer not only in Sandayong, but also in other parts of the province, and I am delighted with the development that it went throughtout the years,” said Brig. Gen. Nicolas.
“Before, you need to walk several kilometers to reach the barangay but today, it can be accessed by all types of vehicles and with this projects, residents of Sandayong will have better homes for their families,” Brig. Gen. Nicolas added.
Also present were Hon. Datu Julius Cayon, IP Municipal Representative, Sangguniang Bayan members, BJMP personnel and other government officials.”