MARIVELES, Bataan – In partnership with the Provincial Government of Bataan, the municipality of Mariveles and Pag-Ibig, a private housing developer launched Saturday the opening of 2,200 housing units in what they call “affordable, secured and accessible.”
The launching of the yet biggest low cost but quality housing units by the Fiesta communities headed by its President and Chief Executive Officer Wilfredo M Tan, was attended by Gov. Abet S. Garcia, Mayor AJ Concepcion, Metro Bataan Development Authority General Manager Charlie Pizarro, Pag-Ibig officials, and a number of housing applicants and other guests in barangay Balon Anito, this town.
“This is the answer to the dream of former Mayor Jesse Concepcion and incumbent mayor AJ Concepcion and this came at a time when the workers of Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) has reached to more than 40,000 aside from those indirectly working here,” said Gov Garcia.
The bachelor governor asked the public to grab the opportunity, saying “why pay P3,000 monthly rental in bed space alone when you can have your own house and lot by paying only P2,000 in Fiesta Communities.”
Tan, for his part, said that the housing unit is “tailor-fit to the needs of the workers, overseas foreign workers particularly those members of the Pag-ibig.”
“We asked Governor Garcia and Mayor Concepcion to give priority to the Pag-Ibig members,” stressed Tan.
Tan said that it took them almost three years in scouting for a nice place to put up their projects until they found the area in Balon Anito, which is accessible to the market, church, terminal, town hall and other vital facilities.
The 22.29 hectares Fiesta Communities here is one of the several housing projects set up by Tan not only in Bataan but also in other parts of Central Luzon.
In his speech, Mayor Concepcion said that the setting up of the housing project here is the realization of Gov. Garcia’s long dream of having the workers have their own house and lot due to the expansion of FAB.
Tan assured that the Fiesta Communities, born 10 years ago, is looking for a shelter for every Filipino, drawing applause from the public.
“Our housing project is guarded 24/7 and secured. The profit is only second since our priority is to provide the public a decent and affordable house to dwell,” pointed out Tan.
Tan said that the first phase of the project is to construct 1,200 units then another 1,000 units in the second phase.
Design of the unit is ranging from 30 square meters up and the project will be funded by Pag-Ibig, a government housing agency.
Garcia added that with the rapid growth of FAB, “we prioritize the housing project to accommodate the volume of workers in this town.