MANILA, Philippines — The Manila City government has begun construction of the 20-storey Pedro Gil Residences.
The local government broke ground on Monday (August 30) the city’s fifth housing project for informal settlers and renters.
Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pedro Gil Residences located in San Andres Bukid.
The Pedro Gil Residences will have 125 parking slots, a health center, five elevators for residential units, swimming pool, activity lawn, function room, fitness center, roof garden on the 6th-floor roof deck, five units of rentable space, outdoor activity area at 7th, 13th, and 18th floors, and a roof deck basketball court.
Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said that the construction of the said housing project aims to uplift the status of the informal settlers in the nation’s capital.
“We will not stop. We will put a roof over people’s heads. Bibigyan natin ng kapanatagan sa pamumuhay ang mga taong habangbuhay na lang nangungupahan. We will give them homes,” he said.
Domagoso was joined by Manila City Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, City Engr. Armand Andres, City Arch. Ely Balmoris, and City Health Officer Arnold Pangan during the groundbreaking ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Manila City government targets to complete the construction of Tondomnium 1 and 2, as well as Binondominium, within the year. –AAC