MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday disclosed the government plans of granting lands to Informal Settler Families at the Baseco after their houses were destroyed by fire last month.
Moreno, accompanied by Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, Department of Public Services Chief Kenneth Amurao and City Engineer Armand Andres, went to the site where they were met by barangay officials and residents who thanked him for giving them a place to live.
Moreno had directed city engineer Armand Andres to draw up a plan to subdivide the one-hectare city property into blocks which will then be divided among the families affected by the fire. Each family will be getting a four-by-five meter square lot.
Andres said as soon as the area is paved, Moreno will award lot assignments to the around 650 families who used to squat in the area. Moreno stressed that the lots once awarded to each beneficiary cannot be sold.
Meanwhile, Moreno delivered his first state of the city address under his leadership, where he reported the developments during his first year in office.
He said that the city earned over P690 million despite the bankrupt administration he faced upon assumption into office and thanked those who helped his administration succeed.