KOLAMBUGAN, Lanao del Norte – DAR-X Regional Director Zoraida O. Macadindang led the groundbreaking ceremony of the BALAI ARBs housing program on April 29, 2022, held at the Municipality of Kolambugan.
This is a collaborative project of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) anchored with the BALAI concept of “Building Adequate, Livable, Affordable and Inclusive Filipino Communities”.
“This project aims to provide a support system to every agrarian reform beneficiaries giving them access to affordable housing units and livelihood”. Regional Director Macadindang stated. In her message, she also acknowledged the proactiveness of the Provincial Government led by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo and the Local Government Unit of Kolambugan spearheaded by Municipal Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos.
The Municipalities of Kolambugan and Magsaysay are one of the pilot LGUs set to benefit from this project that will cater to 200 beneficiaries in Kolambugan and more or less 180 units in Magsaysay.
Governor Dimaporo expressed her genuine appreciation to Regional Director Macadindang, particularly to Former DAR Secretary John Castriciones as this program will enliven the spirit of every farmer in the province. The units will be fully equipped with amenities including water and solar power. The target beneficiaries will only pay Php 1,000 as monthly amortization for the said housing program payable in 30 years and will also receive livelihood assistance.
“We are very grateful and lucky for this seldom opportunity. Hoping that this will be effectively sustained and managed well,” Governor Dimaporo added.
With this undertaking, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo of the 1st District also assure to support DAR in its budget and programs and said “our target now is to show the public that here in Lanao del Norte, all projects are properly implemented”. PIO-LDN