Manila City gov’t breaks ground for ‘Tondominium’ projects

Marje Pelayo   •   June 2, 2020   •   2194

MANILA, Philippines — The City Government of Manila has initiated the construction of two public housing projects in Vitas, Tondo. 

The housing project dubbed as ‘Tondominium 1’ and ‘Tondominium 2’ is worth nearly P1 billion and is expected to be finished in two years.

According to the Manila Urban Settlements Office, Tondominium 1 and 2 would be able to accommodate about 336 families.

Each unit will have two bedrooms and an area of 44 square meters.

“Today is the start of the new era, the new beginning that in every open space that we can make available, it will be built with housing in the City of Manila,” Domagoso said in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony which also marks the start of the successive construction projects of the city government under its #BuildBuildManila program.

Aside from housing projects, the city government is ready for the groundbreaking this month ‘Binondominium,’ Bagong Ospital ng Maynila and the Bagong Manila Zoo. 

The groundbreaking ceremony which took place on Monday (June 1) was led by Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso together with Vice Mayor Ma. Shielah ‘Honey’ Lacuna-Pangan.

Manila City to construct three new housing projects for informal settlers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila City Government is set to construct three new housing projects to continue to address the plight of informal settlers.

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Thursday (July 15) said the housing projects will be constructed in San Sebastian, San Lazaro, and Pedro Gil areas. According to Domagoso, the San Sebastian Residences, San Lazaro Residences, and Pedro Gil Residences will be a 20-storey high building with 300 units each and health center based on the ground floor.

“If Singapore did it, Manila can do it. Ang mga pinatayo nating bahay ang magbabalik ng dignidad sa buhay ng mga Manilenyo (The housing we have constructed will bring back the dignity in the lives of Manileños). There will be an opportunity for them,” he said.

Domagoso previously led the inauguration of the 42-square meters two-storey townhouse unit called BaseCommunity last July 5. The unit includes two bedrooms, one living room, one kitchen, one laundry area, one toilet and bath area.

According to the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO), the future housing projects is on top of the ongoing construction of city government’s flagship housing projects called Tondominium 1, Tondonminium 2, and Binondominium. All of which are now more than 50% complete. AAC

Tondominium: Manila LGU opens housing application to constituents

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2021


MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Manila has opened the application process for its housing program under the city’s condominium project.

In an advisory by the Manila Urban Settlements Office (USO), applicants may send their housing applications to for a slot in Tondominium 1, Tondominium 2, Binondominium or the Basecommuity Housing Projects.

The LGU reminds applicants to follow the prescribed format of application letter which can be viewed in the Manila PIO Facebook page.

Only application letters can be sent to the Manila USO’s email address. Queries may be forwarded to the Manila USO’s official Facebook page.

Manila LGU to distribute food boxes to over 2,000 families under city’s 4-day lockdown

UNTV News   •   March 10, 2021

After placing two barangays and two hotels under 4-day lockdown, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno has ordered the distribution of food boxes to more than 2,000 affected families.

The city mayor made the directive through the city government’s COVID-19 Food Security Program (FSP) to ensure food supply for the families in areas placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

An advisory released on Tuesday stated that each food box contains three kilos of rice, 16 pieces of canned goods, and 8 sachets of coffee. The food boxes will be distributed to 1,019 families in Barangay 351; 1,109 families in Barangay 699; and 169 families in Barangay 725.

“So many were saying, ‘Hindi nga kami mamamatay sa COVID, pero mamamatay naman kami sa gutom.’ Pipilitin natin sa lungsod na walang pamilyang magugutom. Sa Maynila, kakain tayo,” Domagoso said.

The city government decided to place two barangays and two hotels under ECQ on March 10, Tuesday.

Barangay 351 logged 12 active cases, while Barangay 725 recorded 14 active cases.

Two hotels in Barangay 699 were also be placed under lockdown and were tagged as “critical zones”. Malate Bayview Mansion recorded 14 active COVID-19 cases and Hop Inn Hotel registered 3 active cases.

Mayor Domagoso has reiterated that the city will not hesitate to impose lockdowns in more areas if needed.

“The city will never think twice about [imposing a] lockdown on districts or [more] areas kung kailangan. Kaya nga hinihikayat nga natin yung ating barangay officials na ‘wag na ‘wag bibitaw sa labang ito,” Mayor Domagoso said.

The Mayor added that surge in COVID-19 cases is alarming and needs to be addressed and controlled.

“We don’t want to go back to uncertainty. That’s why the city is addressing it conservatively,” the Mayor said.


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