The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) announced that 288 housing units at the Bacolod Yuhum Village in Barangay Vista Alegre are ready for delivery to beneficiaries next month.
The project is part of the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino (4PH), a flagship program of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
DHSUD Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar, who inspected the ongoing construction of the housing units last November 10 said that the housing units serve as the president’s Christmas gifts to the beneficiaries.
He added that the awarding of the units is in compliance with the President’s order to expedite the delivery of shelters to our beneficiaries under the Pambansang Pabahay.
Acuzar was joined by Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez and other official during the inspection,
Aside from the units in Vista Alegre, the city government is also planning to construct Yuhum Residences-Banago and Yuhum Residences-Estefania.
The city has a tripartite memoranda of agreement for these two housing projects, also under the 4PH, with DHSUD and the Home Development Mutual Fund.
Under the MOA, the Yuhum Residences-Banago will have 13 condominium units in a 33,564 square-meter property in Purok Bayanihan. The total project cost is P4,443,075,000, computed as land acquisition cost in the amount of P335,640,000 plus construction cost of P4,107,435,000.
Meanwhile, the project in Barangay Estefania will have 10 condominium units, with total project cost of P2,115,600,000, or land acquisition amounting to P296,891,235 and construction cost of P1,818,708,765.
The mayor previously said that his administration targets the construction of 10,000 housing units, especially intended for informal settler families, under the 4PH.
Bacolod is among the first local government units in the country to be enrolled under the 4PH.