National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Joeben Tai visited the families living along Estero de Magdalena in Binondo, Manila, and provided immediate assistance and relief to family members of those who died and were injured after a tree collapsed and fell on their houses on May 18, 2023.
GM Tai offered his deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Meanwhile, he assured other families of relocation to a safer place.
He said, “Taos puso po akong nakikiramay sa mga pamilyang namatayan. Ako po ay narito ngayon upang personal na magpaabot ng tulong at tiyakin sa iba pang apektadong pamilya na ang NHA ay handa silang ilikas sa mas ligtas na lugar, sa kanilang bagong tahanan.”
GM Tai directed NHA West Sector Officer-in-Charge Ar. Daniel Cocjin to coordinate with the City of Manila and process the immediate relocation of 40 families living along Estero de Magdalena in Binondo, Manila.
The relocation of informal settler families (ISFs) living alongside waterways and other danger areas of Metro Manila, such as esteros, creeks, and railways, is a priority program of the NHA in coordination with the concerned local government units.