Mayor Freddie Siao shared a heartfelt update on the progress of the housing project in Iligan City, titled “CSAP Funds at Work: Pagpapadayon sa Housing Projects.” Expressing immense joy, the mayor conveyed the news of the ongoing construction of 100 houses in Kapuso Village Phase 2, dedicated to the survivors and displaced residents affected by Typhoon Sendong.
Acknowledging the collaborative effort, Mayor Siao extended his gratitude to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for granting his request to utilize the remaining 120 million pesos from the CSAP fund. This extension signifies that the completed houses will be available for occupancy by June or July of the following year.
Under the administration of Former Mayor Cruz, the CSAP funds were previously utilized for housing projects such as Bayanihan Village in Brgy. Sta. Elena, Deus Caritas in St. Michael’s Heights at Sitio Tonggo, Brgy. Buruun, Nehemia Village in Brgy. Del Carmen, and Blissville in Brgy. Upper Hinaplanon. Unfortunately, the Ecoland Residences Phase 1 in Sitio Mirador, Barangay Tipanoy, remains without houses due to road damage leading to the relocation site. This particular housing project, funded during the tenure of former Mayor Regencia, is the only one financed by CSAP, and the houses in Mirador are sourced from the National Housing Authority, not the LGU. Despite some completed houses, they cannot be occupied due to the MGB’s designation of the area as a danger zone.
Presently, through the collaborative efforts of the IHome Foundation of Iligan and the Housing and Resettlement Office, the project aims to address the community’s needs and aspirations. Mayor Siao emphasized that this initiative is not just about providing homes but also about rebuilding lives and creating a stronger Iligan City. He thanked the residents for their patience, strength, and hope, emphasizing that their resilience, especially in the face of challenges like Typhoon Sendong, floods, and fires, fuels the city’s determination.
The mayor concluded by stating that the project goes beyond constructing houses; it is about rebuilding lives and forging a more resilient and vibrant city in Iligan. The community’s patience, strength, and hope serve as pillars of support for the city’s efforts to provide a brighter future for its residents.