POOR WEALTHY SQUATTERS AND ordinary people
April 17, 2013 7:33am CST
I was thought that Housing is for the poor but who are these people living now in their projects in San Jose Delmonte,Bulacan. My brother in law saw one resident who have a flat screen tv in their home.and they renovate their house provided by NHA and put bars on it. I was thought these people cannot afford to have their own house for they are just ordinary people. This sidewalk vendors too.especially the one who selling fried banana and camote during my college days till now. My late teacher said that from selling a fried banana and camote He have finished her children from schooling. I am proud with this latter except the first one.Who just avail the free housing depite that They can provide it ( flat screen here in Philippines is expensive)for the can provide their luxury.
17 Apr 13
A friend brought me along last week to see a still to be opened residential area for sale they are interested in. There we meet a lady who told us that she has two residential lots in a government housing project but she owns a 2 story three bedroom house located in a nice area of the town where we live. What's interesting is, these government housing projects are intended for lower income group or for the less fortunate who could not afford to buy homes offered by regular housing developers. It makes me wonder if how do they screen qualified applicants and what more, she was able to acquire not only one but two properties from separate location/projects.
17 Apr 13
that is true they are not strict in screening out applicant. but mostly they have fixer just like now my sister and my uncle pay 1,325 pesos the 1thousand pesos is for the one who will process the paper so they will be immediately approved. That lady that you told that is one of the professional squatters will avail the house for investment not for them.and yes there is always an inside job here.
18 Apr 13
This is one sad thing when people entrusted to implement a program are not doing what they ought to. This is sort of robbing deserving ones their privilege and I do hope that in time these "project implementors" will realize that they are working against what these programs were designed to achieve .
17 Apr 13
We do come across some people living in the squatters housing area but with luxury cars . This is weird . Since they could afford the luxury cars why should they put up in this poor squatters area . Probably they are taking advantage of the free land.
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17 Apr 13
I am in the States and we have that same problem here. I live in low income housing. I work and I pay 33% of my income toward rent. I am single and the rents in this area are just crazy and pretty impossible for a single person with only one income. Still, there are tons living here that do not work at all and those are the ones that I see thriving. They drive much nicer vehicles than I could even imagine driving. They have the flat screen tvs and nice computers and you see them walking in with tons of groceries. It would appear that one gets paid better for not working than to work. I can't fix it but I do know that I feel better about myself earning my own living and living on what I can afford. Some are disabled and can't work and that is fine...we should take care of them but those people are not the ones living better than us. It is the ones on welfare and cheating the system. Someone that is legitimatly on welfare is barely getting by. The ones you see driving nice cars and having the latest technology..you can bet that they know the system and are cheating it.