Lizares Meets With Gawad Kalinga Foundation Officers, Future Developmental Plan for the Housing Resettlement Area Being Eyed

The Gawad Kalinga (GK) Officers including Mr. Amelito Lizares, Butch Villanueva, Ricky Lacson, Cidni Mapa, Bobby Magalona met with City Mayor Neil E. Lizares and discussed several plans for the improvement of the GK Housing Resettlement Site community in Barangay Concepcion, this city.

The meeting focused on the upgrade of the present services and amenities in the area with Mayor Neil promising the GK Team of his full support and assistance. The City Planning and Development Office is now drafting a master plan for the 1 Hectare lot donation for the GK relocation site to include additional classrooms. Furthermore, both parties agreed to review and introduce revisions to the existing memorandum of agreement between the City of Talisay and Gawad Kalinga relative to processes on assessing applicants, rules and regulations in the holding area, processes on acquisition and awarding of houses and other provisions to allow better implementation of the program for the GK community.

Mayor Neil in closing commended and thanked the Gawad Kalinga Team for all the beneficial programs and development provided to all the beneficiaries in the GK resettlement area.

An ocular visit will be scheduled soon with the City Engineering team at the GK Village in Barangay Cabatangan. Mayor Neil would like to personally visit the Citronella Plantation, a GK Foundation funded livelihood program which provided job opportunities to the residents.


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