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November 19, 2020

Defending DHSUD budget: Sen. Risa Hontiveros defends the proposed P5.448 billion budget of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and its attached agencies during the hybrid marathon plenary session Thursday, November 19, 2020. According to Hontiveros, the DHSUD budget is less than five percent of its original proposal to the Department of Budget and Management and the limited funding could affect the implementation of its mandates particularly its targeted housing production for people who will be resettled from where they reside along Regions 3 and 4A coastal areas and tributaries of Manila Bay. “It will be unable to pursue many of its mandates in support of direct and indirect production and financing of housing to reduce six million plus backlog in housing stock,” Hontiveros said. (Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB)