VP Leni to push for on-site, in-city, near-city housing: ‘Walang Pilipinong mapag-iiwanan’
Vice President Leni Robredo joined supporters from Muntinlupa as their guest of honor during their 27th Cityhood Founding Anniversary on Tuesday, March 1 at the Muntinlupa City Sports Complex, Muntinlupa City.
Robredo empathized with the families living near the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City who were forced to evacuate due to demolitions.
Robredo said she would push for the passage of the On-site, In-city, or Near-city Resettlement Act which will put a premium on access to livelihood and social services of relocated informal settlers.
“Ang iba walang sapat na kuryente, tubig o disenteng pabahay. Sisiguraduhin po natin ang relocation nasa lungsod o malapit sa sentro, para malapit kayo sa inyong mga trabaho at mga serbisyo. Magagawa po natin ito sa pagpasa ng matagal nang nakabinbin na On-site, In-city, Near-city Bill na atin pong sinusuportahan mula noong nasa Kongreso pa tayo," Robredo said.
In 2021, the City Council of Muntinlupa passed a resolution urging the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to stop the eviction of its informal settlers, after BuCor ordered demolitions within a 50-meter radius of the New Bilibid Prison fence.
If elected, Robredo would put in place a People’s Council, involving stakeholders in the planning process of any government project.
Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, who introduced Robredo, was the first of many local chief executives who declared support for Robredo’s presidential bid.
Celebrating with them was Robredo’s running mate, Senator Francis Pangilinan; members of the Leni-Kiko Senatorial Slate; Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon; other local officials; Leni-Kiko volunteers; and supporters garbed in pink.
Robredo also said that under her administration, no Filipino will be left behind.
"Makakaasa po kayo, sisikapin po natin na walang Pilipinong mapag-iiwanan, na lahat may mauuwiang tahanan at maayos na kabuhayan, na ano man po ang pinanggalingan o lagay niyo so buhay, papakinggan kayo parati ng gobyerno,” Robredo said. [End]