The housing complex inside the Boys Town property in Marikina City will soon be expanded, thanks to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and the Rotary Club of Manila Bay, led by its president, Andrew Rovie Buencamino, who is also the executive director of the Philippine Racing Commission.
The City of Manila, which owns Boys Town, and the Rotary Club of Manila Bay recently signed a memorandum of agreement tasking the latter to provide for the property’s rehabilitation.
“We are grateful that private sector organizations heeded to our call for help,” said Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso when he met with Rotary Club of Manila Bay president Buencamino.
Boys Town is a non-profit orphanage for the homeless, abandoned, forgotten and voluntarily surrendered children, teenagers and senior citizens in Manila.
Under the agreement, the City of Manila will provide space in the 4,000-square meter property along Narra Blvd. to build five housing units for the elderly.
Buencamino said the Rotary Club of Manila Bay will fund the project to the tune of P12.5 million.
“We proposed a project to the City of Manila through our good Mayor for the improvement of Luwalhati na Maynila,” said the Philracom official.
Officials said there are 320 elderly people now housed and provided for by the City Government in Boys Town.
And since the facility can only support 200 when it was built in the 1950, the City Government now needs to expand the housing complex to accommodate more people, specifically the elderly ones.
Buencamino added that it is their passion and interest to help the elderly which has compelled the Rotary Club to extend a helping hand.
They are now committed to build new homes and make improvements in the place that is available.
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