Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s dream to eliminate informal settlers gained ground when he signed Ordinance No. 8730 reorganizing and strengthening the Manila Urban Settlement and Housing Office.
Moreno said the Manila Urban Housing Ordinance was also a fulfillment of his parents’ dreams.
He shared, “’Yung pangarap ng tatay at nanay ko na magkaroon ng sariling bahay na hindi naganap ay siya namang bagay na pinagpapasalamat ko sa Diyos ngayon dahil nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na matupad ko ang pangarap ng inyong nanay at tatay. Para sa inyo mga Batang Maynila.”
Moreno, who grew up as an informal settler before he made his way to the movie industry, had always aspired to be able to provide homes for his constituents and emphasized the need to address the housing problem with a sustainable solution.
The ordinance targets to provide vertical and horizontal housing for renters and informal settlers.