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DHSUD backs Baguio’s 1st permaculture housing

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More informal settler families in Baguio City are slated to benefit from a housing project jointly undertaken by the national and local government.

Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario recently led the groundbreaking for the Luna Terraces Permaculture Community in Barangay Irisan – the first-ever socialized permaculture housing community in the city.

The housing project, intended to benefit 273 ISFs from across Baguio City, is designed to be sustainable with livelihood programs in permaculture incorporated for the residents.

In his message, the housing czar said the project embodies DHSUD’s “exact vision” in establishing decent, resilient and sustainable housing communities through its 20-year National Housing and Urban Development Sector Plan.

“This is exactly our vision in the housing roadmap wherein we create decent living spaces in resilient and sustainable communities,” Secretary Del Rosario stressed.

For his part, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong expressed his deepest gratitude to Secretary Del Rosario and the entire Team DHSUD for the realization of the project.

“This project came into fruition because of you sir,” Mayor Magalong said.

The project, being developed by the National Housing Authority on a 1.8-hectare land, will use developers’ incentivized compliance to the balanced housing program.

The condominium-type housing facility will feature 10 buildings, with the initial two slated to have 62 units.

According to Secretary Del Rosario, the project is in line with DHSUD’s mandate of capacitating Filipino families, especially those in the low-income bracket, to have access to decent, safe and more affordable housing.

Accompanying the DHSUD chief were Undersecretary Marylin Pintor, DHSUD-CAR Director Maria Amoroso and other DHSUD officials.

Earlier, Secretary Del Rosario also led the Memorandum of Agreement-signing and groundbreaking for the DHSUD Regional Office-CAR’s new building before returning to Manila.

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Press Release by the DHSUD Communications Development and Media Relations Division, 21 February 2022

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