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LOOK: Eyed relocation site for Taal evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:41 PM

The eyed relocation site has 1,200 units, a school building, and a gymnasium

HOUSING SITE. The compound has 1,200 units. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Marawi reconstruction poised to begin – finally

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Two years after the liberation of Marawi, the National Housing Authority declares its clearing operations complete and gives departments and local government units the go-signal to award construction projects inside the battle area

ONGOING WORK. Demolition and debris clearing inside Marawi’s former battle area. All photos by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

399 Typhoon Yolanda survivors avail of permanent shelters in Kalibo

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Under the NHA Permanent Resettlement Program for Calamity Victims, beneficiaries will be provided with developed lots and decent shelters at no cost

NHA chief designated HUDCC secretary-general

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Marcelino Escalada Jr takes over the functions of the HUDCC secretary-general while retaining his role as NHA general manager, says Malacañang

Marcelino Escalada Jr General Manager of NHA during the Committee hearing on Urban Development, Housing, and Resettlement at Senate on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Kadamay members leave gov’t housing site in Bacolod

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Over a thousand informal settlers vacate the site after a dialogue with local executives, housing officials, and police and military representatives

GOING HOME. Informal settlers leave the government housing site in Bacolod City Friday afternoon, August 31. Photo courtesy of Merlinda Pedrosa

Congress authorizes NHA to redistribute Bulacan housing units

May 16, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The NHA can now award the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan to low-salaried government employees and poor families, including members of urban poor group Kadamay

HOUSING. Seen here are Kadamay members who had occupied the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

House to probe Zamboanga City housing project

May 15, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege

COLLAPSED. The footbridge in Barangay Mariki, Zamboanga City. Photos by Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato of the Zamboanga City government

PAO paid P4.8M for building plan and design without complete docs – COA

May 03, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Despite the two agencies submitting only 2 out of 16 required documents PAO pays the NHA and DPWH for a design and planning contract

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

Duterte to turn over 600 temporary shelters on December 27

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'The President wants every temporary shelter equipped with light and water for the families to live comfortably even if it is just a temporary shelter,' says NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr

Some Kadamay members in Bulacan previously given NHA houses

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government

INELIGIBLE. At least 70 Kadamay members are ineligible to be awarded their houses in Pandi, Bulacan since they have previously received unit under another project by the National Housing Authority. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Kadamay calls for swift action on idle houses for police, soldiers

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:26 PM

It's been 9 months since the urban poor group took over thousands of unoccupied housing units in Pandi, Bulacan

NHA: Contractor behind 'substandard' housing can't bid for Yolanda projects

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

JC Tayag Builders is accused of constructing substandard houses for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Beneficiaries waive ownership of nearly 2,000 Bulacan housing units

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Beneficiaries from the AFP, PNP, and BJMP waive ownership of the housing units – majority of which are occupied by Kadamay – but a joint congressional resolution is still needed to allow redistribution

HOUSING. Kadamay members who occupied idle housing units in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

SC affirms CA ruling on Smokey Mountain project

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The case involves the 1993 agreement between private firm R-II Builders and government housing agencies to develop the Smokey Mountain landfill in Tondo, Manila

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN. Supreme Court affirms the decision of the Court of Appeals that favored developer R-II Builders on the legal battle over the botched Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation Project. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House panel members eye cases vs Yolanda rehab contractor

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The House panel will invite former officials of the National Housing Authority to explain what happened in the province of Eastern Samar

SLOW, SUBPAR WORK. The House Committee on Housing visits the NHA housing complex for Yolanda Victims in Eastern Samar. Photos courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Lawmakers told: Substandard materials used in post-Yolanda housing

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

A House committee looks into the progress – or lack thereof – of housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan survivors

SLOW PACE. Legislators visit a post-Yolanda housing site in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

NHA faces P10 billion cut in 2018 proposed budget

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The National Housing Authority possibly only has P2 2 billion to remedy the ballooning housing backlog

BUDGET CUT. The National Housing Authority will suffer a P10 billion budget cut in the proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Meet Mr. Pinoy Hoops, the champion of Tenement residents

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Mike Swift also known to many as Mr Pinoy Hoops believes that every court can dream

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

NHA denies substandard materials used for housing units

May 30, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The National Housing Authority says construction defects and maintenance issues not substandard materials are to blame for poor facilities in housing units

NOT SUBSTANDARD. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says poor facilities in resettlement sites are due to construction defects and not substandard materials. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

VLOG: Inside a housing unit in Pandi, Bulacan

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The National Housing Authority says a housing unit s land area is 40 square meters while the floor area of the house is 20 square meters

Members of Kadamay will now enjoy living at the government low cost housing they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan the after president Rody Duterte announce Tuesday, at the Philippine Army anniversary to award the to Kadamay members. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bulacan housing payments drop after Kadamay takeover

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Housing officials tell lawmakers some residents refuse to pay the P200 monthly amortisation in Pandi town since Kadamay members are living there for free

GOVERNMENT HOUSING. People go about their day at a governrment housing site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Will anyone live in these NHA housing units in Pagadian?

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Substandard and small houses and the lack of water and electricity scare police and soldiers from moving into a Pagadian housing project

WHITE ELEPHANT? The unused housing units at the Kagitingan Village in Pagadian City. Photo by Gualbert Laput

Job, livelihood fair set for NHA beneficiaries

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The special fair will be conducted in Metro Manila Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog from May 9 to 11

KADAMAY. Members of urban poor group Kadamay in a resettlement site in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Soldiers, cops have until June 15 to occupy housing units – NHA

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Housing units still unoccupied by the AFP and PNP beneficiaries after June 15 may be distributed to urban poor families says NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr

PUBLIC HOUSING. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr answers questions at a Senate hearing on the Kadamay occupation of a government housing site in Bulacan. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Bulacan informal settlers urge NHA to approve housing applications

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Members of Partido Manggagawa in Bulacan say their applications have been pending with the National Housing Authority for two years and counting

LEGITIMATE. Informal settlers in Bulacan urge the National Housing Authority to approve their application that has been pending since April, 2015. Photo from Partido Manggagawa

Duterte lets Kadamay have Bulacan housing units

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The President promises cops and soldiers that he will personally supervise a new housing project for them in exchange for the units to be given to Kadamay

PROMISE TO SOLDIERS. President Rodrigo Duterte promises soldiers he will give them bigger houses in exchange for the homes to be given to Kadamay. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Poor families look forward to moving to their government subsidized homes only to realize it s a burden

RESETTLEMENT. A housing project of the National Housing Authority in Caloocan City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120 000 payable in 30 years

INFORMAL SETTLERS. The National Housing Authority said there are 1.5 million Filipinos living in informal settlements that needs relocation. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte: 200,000 Yolanda victims to get free housing

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The decision to award free housing to 205 000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte

HOUSING PROGRAMS. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evaso, Jr. and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez in awarding housing grants and various livelihood assistance programs to the Typhoon Yolanda-stricken communities in Tacloban City on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

DSWD urges other gov't agencies to help save homeless families

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:25 PM

There are more than 12 000 families out in the streets of Metro Manila alone

COLLECTIVE ACTION. DSWD urges different government agencies to come together to address the problem of the growing population of families in the streets. Rappler file photo

Agencies sign deal to speed up housing for Yolanda victims

Nov 04, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Nearly 3 years ago since Super Typhoon Yolanda only 12 of the 205 000 needed housing for victims have been completed

80% of housing for military, police at Bulacan site left unoccupied

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Only 800 out of 4 000 housing units for the military and the police in Bocaue Bulacan are occupied Residents also report problems with utilities at the housing site

IDLE. Thousands of idle NHA houses were found in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: Gov't must build over 2,600 homes a day to beat backlog

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President wants to finish a comprehensive housing roadmap before implementing projects to ensure funds are not wasted

CONSULTATION. Vice President Leni Robredo visits a relocation site in Novaliches, Quezon City. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo orders inventory of housing data to beat backlog

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also found still unoccupied housing projects built by the National Housing Authority

P7.4-M worth of housing aid to Cagayan typhoon victims still undistributed

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:20 PM

It is unclear why the previous administration made the housing aid purchases more than two years after Typhoon Vinta Krosa hit Cagayan

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Compromise over failed Smokey Mountain project 'unacceptable'

Feb 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Home Guaranty Corporation says the Philippine government shouldn t accept Reghis Romero s P5B offer

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Super Typhoon Yolanda recovery halfway done – NEDA

Nov 05, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Gov’t says Yolanda recovery is entering its medium term phase and full recovery will only come in 2017

HALFWAY DONE. NEDA chief Arsenio M Balisacans says providing the full range of resettlement housing and large infrastructure projects such as municipal buildings in Yolanda-hit areas should be completed by 2017. File photo

Less than 10% of target homes built for displaced Tacloban families

Nov 05, 2015 - 1:23 PM

Records from the Tacloban City Housing Office reveals that two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan the NHA had only built 572 out of its target 14 162 permanent houses NGOs had constructed 556 homes out of their planned 2 169

SHELTER. An IPI bunkhouse in Barangay Caiba-an, Tacloban City, two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Bloomberry group to build mixed use dev’t in Vertis North

Oct 11, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Hotel and resort arm of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation purchases 15 676 square meter land in Vertis North

Binay hits Roxas: MRT no laughing matter

Jun 26, 2015 - 6:38 PM

The Vice President responds to criticism of his reasons for resigning from the Aquino Cabinet

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More than a year after Yolanda: Home sweet home?

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Yolanda survivors transferred to a government resettlement project in Barangay Cabalawan Tacloban complain of poor quality houses

Gov't releases P286.7M for North Triangle relocation project

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Informal settler families living in North Triangle Quezon City will be relocated to give way to a new central business district

No more eviction worries for children's hospital

Feb 05, 2015 - 5:38 PM

The Department of Health and the National Housing Authority sign an agreement that cements the claim of the Philippine Children s Medical Center on its land

HAPPY ENDING. After failing to do its part in a land swap involving the PCMC property, the National Housing Authority finally commits to transfer the land title to the DOH. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

Children's hospital to get land title by 2015 – NHA

Dec 17, 2014 - 3:29 PM

The National Housing Authority and the Department of Health have agreed to use the 2003 valuation of the PCMC land which is about P900 million

LAND SWAP GONE BAD. The health department gave the National Housing Authority its property in Cebu in exchange for the land where the children's hospital in Quezon City stands, but NHA has not done its part of the bargain. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account

Boos, cheers in Tacloban as 3 sides face off in Yolanda hearing

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:25 AM

The government is looking at a community driven approach to fast track rehabilitation in Yolanda affected areas

PUBLIC HEARING: A joint congressional hearing in Tacloban gathers the victims, local politicians and government agencies on top of rehabilitation process

Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:10 PM

All of the 1 000 endangered sea turtles are found dead according to the environmental police department of the Ministry of Public Security

ANTI-POACHING. A World Wildlife Fund (WWF)'s billboard reading "Vietnamese law bans fishing and trading of sea turtles and dugong" is displayed at a port in southern island of Phu Quoc, 15 September 2004. File Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

'Make sure children's hospital gets land title by Christmas'

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Senator Benigno Aquino IV tells the National Housing Authority to give the Philippine Children s Medical Center the title to the land where it now stands

LAND SWAP GONE BAD. The health department gave the National Housing Authority its property in Cebu in exchange for the land where the children's hospital in Quezon City stands, but NHA has not done its part of the bargain. Photo from PCMC's Facebook account