By virtue of Joint Resolution No. 2, we are offering these housing projects as relocation sites for victims of Taal eruption.”

This was the pronouncement of National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada Jr. after learning that the Batangas government was rushing to identify possible relocation sites for those displaced by the Taal Volcano eruption on January 12, 2020.

“As of the moment, we are mobilizing our personnel on the field to prepare our housing sites to be ready for occupancy,” the GM said, with an assurance that “All of these housing sites will be ready for its new occupants — the Taal survivors — within 30 days.”

Those sites the GM was referring to are the old AFP/PNP Housing Projects in Laguna: Valley Breeze Residences (553 units), Lake Breeze Residences 1 (176), and Lake Breeze Residences 2 (219); Batangas: Villa de Pio Homes (300 units) and Sea Breeze Residences (600); Cavite: Villa de Adelaida (500 units), Summer Homes/Summer Ville (1,000), and Sunshine Ville 2 (1,000); and Quezon: San Manuel Homes (700 units) and Happy Valley Homes (400).

Joint Resolution No. 2 executed by Congress, duly approved by President Rodrigo R. Duterte authorizes NHA to award unawarded, surrendered and canceled AFP/PNP housing units to qualified beneficiaries. 

The GM added that “NHA personnel on the ground are now processing documents and allocation of preferred sites by Taal beneficiaries. They have just to present themselves and fill in the NHA application form as provided.” 

To date, there are 192 families moving into Sea Breeze in Ibaan, Batangas.