The first public-private housing partnership project in the province, with more than 200 residential homes, will soon rise in a four-hectare area located in Purok 4, Barangay Santa Filomena, Alburquerque.
Mayor Elpren Charles M. Tungol signed the Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with FRESHSUNNY Property and Development Corporation represented by Yanhu “Sunny” Liang, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer.
The JVA stipulate for FRESHSUNNY to provide the financial capital, construction equipment, and technical personnel in all phases of the project construction.
The project contractor shall allocate and establish playground areas, multipurpose building, sports facilities, and landscaping.
The corporation will also receive the payments from the beneficiaries or from the Pag-ibig while the LGU will provide the project site and obtain the necessary permits and clearances from government agencies.
Survey and subdivision of the property and the marketing of the housing units will fall under the responsibilities of the LGU.
VARIED PROPERTY CHOICES
The housing project will be known as Sunlife Homes Alburquerque that will offer a choice of five property types – 3 bedroom duplex (high-end class), 2 bedrooms single story and 4 bedroom duplex (economic class), 2 bedrooms single story row house and 2 bedrooms duplex single story (socialized)
According to Mayor Tungol, those residents identified as staying in hazard-prone areas will be urged to avail of lots set for resettlement.
Despite the heavy downpour which was seen by Tungol as a blessing, the groundbreaking ceremony was witnessed by a cross-section of the community and was an occasion where politics was shelved in the sidelines.
Led by Governor Edgar Chatto and Liang, the laying underground of the traditional time capsule using ceremonial gold shovels celebrate the first day of construction of the estimated PhP550 million housing project which will ready for occupancy in 2020.
The ceremony was also witnessed by a large delegation from Beijing and Shandong province in China.
Former Mayor Engr. Efren Tungol, father of the incumbent mayor, waxed nostalgic as he recalled that during his stint as a Human Settlement Volunteer, former First Lady and Minister of Human Settlement Imelda Marcos visited Alburquerque and urged the LGU which was then under his brother, Mayor Atty. Renato Tungol to purchase a lot for the Provincial Action Center of the Human Settlement Office.
According to the elder Tungol, that four-hectare lot intended for the Action Center is now the site of the housing project with a novel joint venture project as proposed by Liang.
The completion of the project will come full circle with his brother, Renato completing the first Bliss housing project in Albur, conceptualizing the joint venture project during the later years of his administration and the realization and implementation of the present first joint venture housing project in the province by his son – Bobec.
The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) thru SB Resolution No. 98, series of 2018 favorably endorsed the construction of resettlement/relocation and residential housing units in a lot owned by the Local Government Unit (LGU) as a counterpart of the Joint Venture (JV) and to secure the necessary permits and licenses.
The Chinese property and development corporation with its principal address in Hernan Cortes St., Subangdaku, Mandaue City will provide the financial capital, construction equipment, and management personnel for the project.
The resolution was approved on July 23, 2018, during the SB regular session with Vice Mayor Cayetano Doria, Jr. presiding and eight councilors present – Don Ritchie Buates, Jose Dompol, Adriana Milo, Elias Jipos, Dagohoy Samar, Teofila Simeon, Paul Jubac and Kien Garsuta, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) head.
Councilor Cirilo Jalad was abroad while Alex Andoy, Association of Barangay Council (ABC) President was on official business.
Liang during his brief remarks expressed his deep gratitude to the LGU for giving his company the privilege of providing shelter for the community which he revealed was his personal enduring aspiration.
Also, the Home Development Mutual Fund, popularly known as Pag-ibig assured potential homeowners of easy credit terms for their housing needs. (Chito M. Visarra)