Urban poor champion
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo vows Monday to put up P100-million for the titling of at least 6,000 family-beneficiaries at the National Government Center in Commonwealth, Quezon City, who are housing recipients under RA 9207, the law she signed when she was president in 2003. That law enabled 60,000 urban poor families in QC to acquire the land they have long been occupying. She made the call when she convened the first Oversight Committee on NGC which seeks to make sure all legitimate beneficiaries attain housing security. She is flanked by QC Rep. Feliciano Belmonte (left) and Rep. Winnie Castelo.