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Manila’s Poor Get ‘Basecommunity’ Townhouses to Uplift Their Dignity

Mayor Isko Moreno inaugurated the project.
by Pia Regalado
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Photo/s: Isko Moreno/Facebook

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday inaugurated the Basecommunity Housing project, the in-city townhouse project for poor families, giving homes to 229 families.

The project, with 229 two-story units of 42 square meters floor area, is one of the city government's housing projects for indigent families. Construction on Basecommunity started in December 2020.

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"Ako ay naniniwala na ang pagtaas ng dignidad sa pagiging mahirap ay ang pagkakaroon ng sariling inyo, may sariling masisilungan kasama ang inyong mga anak," Domagoso said during the inauguration of the Basecommunity.

Domagoso also announced the local government would also build an additional 1,000 condo units for indigent families in San Lazaro, San Sebastian, and Pedro Gil.

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In February 2021, Manila bought P111 million worth of lot for the city's "Land for the Landless" socialized housing program, aimed to provide decent homes for more than 600 families. 

Check out some of the photos of the Basecommunity before it was inaugurated:

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