Mar 05
LOW-COST HOUSING FOR MOVIE INDUSTRY WORKERS by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Mar 5, 2010

The housing project for movie industry workers spearheaded by the Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelikulang Pilipino and the Directors Guild of the Philippines Inc. has pinpointed two areas with an initial availability of 264 units.

The housing units are located in North Haven Condominium in Camarin, Caloocan City (with three residential buildings comprising 144 units) and Tala Medium Rise 4 in Tala, Caloocan City (with two buildings with 120 units).

Tony Y. Reyes, DGPI president and the NMPP housing committee chairman, led the audio-visual presentation of the low-cost housing projects for the movie industry workers at the boardroom of the Film Academy of the Philippines last Friday, Feb. 26.

Senator Miguel Zubiri has given 2 million (not P50 million as first written here) pesos for the project.

Applicants should be bona-fide members of DGPI or NMPP. Those outside the age bracket of 18 to 50 years old can still avail of the program provided they have a co-maker.

The monthly amortization for a 24-sqm unit starts from php 1,700 up to a maximum of 3,000 and runs from 25 to 30 years with no downpayment.

DGPI President Tony Y. Reyes (smiling) explains the mechanics of the housing program while Joel Macalincag of NHA and NMPP Chairman Maning Borlaza take notes

Lending support to the presentation were: Joel Lamangan, NMPP President and DGPI board director; Emmanuel Borlaza, DGPI director and NMPP Chairman; Mel Chionglo, DGPI treasurer and NMPP director; Manny Morfe, NMPP treasurer for housing and PDGP President; Isagani Sioson, representing cinematographers; Rolly Ruta, representing sound technicians; Joe Lapid, representing stuntmen; Josie Tagle, representing talents and extras; and a representative from theater checkers.

Also present during the meeting were Gerald Dequina, the political affairs officer of Sen. Zubiri and Joel Macalincag, NHA housing officer.

Movie industry workers who are interested can get in touch with Manny Morfe at the FAP office.

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