The National Housing Authority (NHA) has provided housing assistance to the members of the Rebolusyong Partidong Manggagawa-Pilipina/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP/RPA/ABB) now known as the Kapatiran.
This developed after NHA issued Memorandum Circular No. 2021-036 prescribing guidelines for the implementation of the housing assistance program to Kapatiran members under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) programs.
On November 16, 2021, fourteen (14) Certificates of Entitlement (COE) were awarded to Kapatiran members. Seven (7) former rebels received house and lot units in CDO Midland Valley Homes located in Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City, and another 7 members were awarded housing units in Pine Ville Project, San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. The awarding ceremony was held in San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
Kapatiran has entered into a Peace Agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) on December 6, 2000. Part of the said agreement was the provision of housing packages to the profiled members of the Kapatiran.
The NHA and the OPAPP were the two agencies mandated to implement the provision of the Peace Agreement. Thus a Memorandum of Agreement was signed on March 30, 2021, wherein NHA shall make available 24 housing units in Bronzeville Subdivision in Naic, Cavite, and 29 housing units from NHA housing projects and in situ sites. On the other hand, OPAPP shall transfer funds amounting to P125 Million to the NHA.
The FRs can either choose to avail of a converted unit in NHA’s existing AFP-PNP housing Projects re-allocated to the Former Rebel Housing Program in Pineville, Bukidnon; CDO Midland Valley Homes in Misamis Oriental; and Tagum City, Davao del Norte or cash assistance in the among of P450,000.00 for the construction of a housing unit in situ sites.