VP Leni complains for low housing budget

Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday complained to the Department of Budget and Management for the low budget housing.

Robredo said she already discussed it to budget secretary Benjamin Diokno.

“We are saying if this is not taken seriously, nothing will really happen to housing. The housing backlog will just escalate,” Robredo said.

“Secretary Diokno told us that he would support all our programs as long as we would make sure all of these programs are in order,” Robredo added.

Meanwhile, Robredo said her office is searching for option approaches in solving the housing backlog.

“We are exploring the possibility not to get all the funds from the government. Here is where private-public partnerships would come in,” she said.

She said the privately owned business would help the legislature by purchasing the accessible properties for housing.

Robredo recalled during the Aquino administration that's the time the housing budget went up because of the development of housing projects.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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