Journalist Reveals Similarities of Pres. Marcos & Pres. Duterte's Department of Human Settlements

A veteran journalist and prominent political analyst revealed the similarities between the newly-signed Department of Human Settlements and the Ministry of Human Settlements during the Marcos presidency.


According to Cecilio T. Arillo in his previous column with the Business Mirror newspaper, he revealed that the creation of the department of human settlements and urban development is similar to the one successfully ran by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos.



The successful project was allegedly stopped and taken down by the Cory Aquino administration showing vindictiveness against the Marcos regime as they abolished the agency and then stripped its multibillion-peso assets.

Former Pres. Marcos set up in 1978 the Ministry of Human Settlements with specific tasks to socially ameliorate the country's mass of homeless and hungry people with a package to deliver 11 basic needs: food, water, shelter, clothing, energy, mobility, health, ecology, sports, and recreation facilities.

The Cory admin junked the Ministry of Human Settlements under her presidency and then dissipated its multibillion-peso cash and other assets, including the 500 Kadiwa Centers, rolling stores, and modern facilities of the Food Terminal Market in Taguig that occupied a 25-hectare prime property and later privatized and sold to the Ayala Group of Companies.

Another successful project Mrs. Marcos ran while leading the Ministry of Human Settlements that did not escape the Aquino regime’s rapacity was the Technological Resource Center Foundation Inc. (TRCFI), a non-governmental agency, that grew into a multibillion-peso organization. The foundation was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with Mrs. Marcos as the founding chairman and Onofre D. Corpuz as vice chairman, and Jose Conrado Benitez, Edmundo Reyes, and Jose Yulo as board members.



President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill seeking to consolidate all housing agencies into a new Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.

Duterte approved Republic Act 11201 on February 14, a copy of which was released by MalacaƱang on Tuesday.

The law orders the consolidation of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) to create the new department.


              
Source: Business Mirror / Facebook

Journalist Reveals Similarities of Pres. Marcos & Pres. Duterte's Department of Human Settlements Journalist Reveals Similarities of Pres. Marcos & Pres. Duterte's Department of Human Settlements Reviewed by Phil Newsome on February 20, 2019 Rating: 5
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