Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista reiterated on Monday (October 10), in his 2nd State of the City Address (SOCA), his administration’s continuing commitment to pursue initiatives that will address the city’s concerns on housing and urban resettlement.


In his speech, the Mayor said housing will continue to remain a priority program,  for which the city government must continuously adopt strategies to help resettle informal settler families in Quezon City to safer grounds.      


“Kailangang isaayos ang programang pabahay ng lungsod upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng may 232,430 na mahihirap na pamilya na nakatira sa mga lugar na ma-peligro,.” The Mayor said.    


To date, Quezon City is one of the very first local government units to comply with the deadline set by President Aquino for the submission of its shelter plan which gives QC a five-year framework to define the strategies needed to reduce the gap in the city’s housing needs.


Earlier, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. announced that Quezon City will be receiving the biggest share of President Aquino’s P10 billion housing program for local governments in Metro Manila with informal settler communities.


To meet QC’s housing requirements, Mayor Bautista launched one of the city’s major housing projects during the city’s celebration of the 133rd birth anniversary of the city’s founding father, President Manuel L. Quezon, at Barangay Payatas.  Aptly known as Bistekville I, the housing project is expected to benefit about 400 informal settler families, including public schoolteachers in Quezon City.


QC also intends to launch this year the Bistekville II project at Barangay Kaligayahan.


In his speech, the Mayor also commended the 26-member city council for passing legislations that encourage the development of additional housing funds for the city. Chief among these measures is the imposition of the idle land tax beginning January this year and the socialized housing tax ordinance that was  approved recently by the city council.


Mayor Bautista said there is also a proposed ordinance that  will require private-sector subdivision developers to allocate the same amount of land area or its equivalent for the establishment of new settlements or townships, public-private housing ventures, and even community mortgage programs.


Aside from housing, gains achieved by the Bautista administration in the delivery of basic social services, such as health, livelihood, education, disaster-risk mitigation, environment management and economic development, were also included in the 2nd SOCA of Mayor Bautista.         


The full development of the new Quezon City Central Business District is a critical component of the city’s economic development agenda, the Mayor said. Precy/ Ej/ Maureen Quiñones, PAISO


Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.


  1. sa pagibig member po magkano po ba talaga ang monthly na sahod para makapag avail ng housing. ako po ay sumasahod ng 12100 sa isang buwan basic pay po yan sa 8hrs na duty ko bilang guard tapos 7thousand plus ang overtime ko sa isang buwan bale umaabot po ako ng 20thousand sa isang buwan pagpinasama ang 8hrs at overtime ko bale 12hrs. ang duty ko 678 po ang isang araw ko. sabi po ng taga cityhall hindi pa raw ako qualified kasi. maliit daw sahod ko dapat daw basic pay ko 13000 hindi raw sinasama ang overtime. ang tanung ko sa kanila kailangan pala above minimum ang sahod akala ko po pang urban poor ito. panu naman kaming minimum wage earner. sana po masagot nyo po ang aking katanungan. salamat po

  2. akala ko nga din para sa masa yan para sa mayayaman lang yta yan eh…nag tanung ako kung magkano ang price ng bahay sabi sakin 450k sa 450k payabal in 30yrs tos efile mo pa sa pag ibig syempre may tubo pa yun kapag nangutang ka sa pag ibig db?dapat para sa mahi2rap naman ang gawin nila..

  3. Good day.OK PO ang project nae bistekville,ask ko Lang PO pano Kung gusto ko may a PO along ofw.may bahay PO kami sa 039 mt. Apo St.area,2, payatas q.c.thanks PO.wait. ko PO reply nyo.god bless to all.

  4. ask k lng po kng pano mag avail sa Bistekville through pag-ibig, sa dahilan nktira km sa squater area gusto k lng po mabigyan ng mayos na tirahan ang aking familia at masasabing sa amin saan po ang location.Maraming salamat po hintay ko po ang reply nyo God Bless…..

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