Zambo Mayor Salazar tells NHA: I-bahay ang mga Badjao!

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Zamboanga Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar took up the cudgels for the Badjao victims of the 2013 city siege who have yet to receive housing under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) project.

Salazar, in a SunStar Online report Monday (July 17), directed an appeal to National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Jun Escalada regarding the plight of the local tribe members who were legitimate victims of the crisis nearly four years ago.

“We appeal to GM Escalada that the NHA must ensure that these (affected) families be entitled to housing,” the lady politiko said.

Salazar made the appeal after learning that the names of at least 10 to 20 Badjao families originally from Sitio Hongkong were removed from the list of beneficiaries under the Z3R project. The NHA apparently knows this new arrangement.

The mayor also called on the Badjaos dropped from the project to get in touch with her office.