MANILA, Philippines — The government will set aside P1 billion in its 2021 national budget for the resettlement of informal settlers affected by the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.
In his budget message to Congress, President Duterte said the allocation is meant to help the urban poor and people living in inadequate housing conditions who were considered by the World Health Organization as among those vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks in urban settings.
Some P2.2 billion will also be infused in the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program under the budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the President noted.
“This will be done by providing transportation and re…
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