( Barangay Muzon, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan Province.)
Urban Poor Associates (UPA) helped 59 families of Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Legarda find near-city relocation. The 59 families were relocated in Muzon, Bulacan last February 28. The relocation was facilitated by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) and National Housing Authority (NHA).
(NML leaders assisted families relocated in Muzon, Bulacan.)
The 59 families were provided with houses that have space for a loft in Barangay Muzon, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan Province. This is a 45 kilometers away from Manila. As of February 5, the relocation site has 3,560 families’ occupants. The site is a 30-hectare resettlement and every house have an average floor area of 22 square meters and a 40 square meters lot area. The developer is Lak-K Builders Co. The Muzon resettlement site was allocated for families living along waterways.
Venus Grecia, an Estero de San Miguel-Legarda settler said, “We are thankful to UPA and our people’s organization, NML since they assisted us in our transfer in Muzon. We are very happy that finally we have a place we can call home.”
(Venus, wearing blue, together with her sister and brothers at their own unit in Muzon, Bulacan.)