Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Thursday, July 23 led the groundbreaking ceremony of Binondominium.

Domagoso said that the 15-storey housing project worth P401 million along Delpan Street in Binondo will provide decent homes to informal settlers.

“Mahirap maging squatter. Walang kapanatagan. Ayokong danasin niyo iyon. Hangga’t kaya natin, hanggat may pagkakataon, ibigay natin ang mga proyektong pakikinabangan ng tao,” Domagoso said.

“Kahit tayo ay squatter, ay hindi natin kailangan maging dugyot. May dignidad sa pagiging squatter dahil tayo ay mga tao rin,” the Mayor added.

Domagoso said Binondominium would be able to accommodate about 126 families. Each unit has two bedrooms and an area of 40 square meters.

The Manila City government is targeting to finish the construction in a year and a half, the Mayor said.

“I wanted to give you the best. Kung gagawin lang natin ‘yon, gawin na nating tama at disente,” Domagoso said.

Public housing projects for the homeless was one of Domagoso’s campaign promises when he ran for Mayor.

These projects also include Tondominium 1 and Tondominium 2, which have already broken ground in Vitas, Tondo.

“Sana hindi ko nasawi iyong pagkakataon o yung inaasam niyo sa salitang binitawan ko noong nakaraang taon,” Domagoso said. — FMO