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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



10 May 2019 03:10:19 PM

Former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday joins the oversight hearing of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, chaired by Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd District, Negros Occidental), which continued its deliberations on House Resolution No. 2067, seeking to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the implementation of Proclamation No. 627, s. 2004. The proclamation, issued by then President Arroyo, declares a portion of Barangay Comembo, Makati City to be reserved for off-base housing of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The committee also convened to review the status of the following: (a) Executive Order No. 48, s. 2001, declaring non-core properties of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) as socialized housing sites; (b) Proclamation No. 391, s. 2003, declaring an area in Barrio Balagbag and Maricban in Pasay City open for disposition to qualified applicants; (c) Proclamation No. 397, s. 2003, reserving the Tala Estate in Caloocan City for socialized housing; and (d) Proclamation No. 1193, s. 2006, reserving a land in Sta. Ana, Manila for relocation site. The House Members ensured that the implementation of these projects moves forward at the soonest possible time. Also present during the hearing were Reps. Anthony Bravo Ph.D. (Party-list, COOP NATCCO) and Dale Malapitan (1st District, Caloocan City)./ Photos by Perfecto Camero/ Caption by Molie Gonzales/ News and Documentation Section-Press and Public Affairs Bureau