Habitat for Humanity Philippines recently turned over 40 homes to 32 informal settler families (ISF) and eight public school teachers. The more than 1.5-hectare property located in Bgy. Culiat, Payatas, Quezon City was donated by the local government of Quezon City to help provide decent shelter for Quezon City residents. The construction of the 40 houses was made possible through the support of global financial services institution, JP Morgan & Chase.
HFHP CEO & Managing Director Charlie Ayco said, “Habitat brings communities together and bring hope. We look forward to having a longer and much stronger partnership with JP Morgan and the local government of Quezon City to extend a helping hand to those who are in need of decent homes. We are now starting the development of Bistekville 4 very soon and soon after Bistekville 5.” We are happy that we are able to help in minimizing the housing backlog the country is currently enduring,” ends Ayco.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista thanked JP Morgan and Habitat. “Bibihira ang mga katulad ninyo”, he says. “Malaking tulong ang pagpapatayo ng mga bahay na ito upang mabawasan ang mga Informal Settlers at mabigyan ng mas maayos na tirahan ang ating mga guro.” he ends.
Through the years, JPMorgan Chase has provided support for a variety of livelihood and community development programs as well as, emergency and disaster relief efforts in partnership with Habitat.
JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Senior Country Officer Roberto “Bobbit” Panlilio said, “JPMorgan Chase continues to invest in programs that provide value added support that enable communities to flourish and sustain themselves over a period of time. The partnership with Habitat for Humanity that began in 1999, has been very effective as it allows our firm to strategically collaborate in not only providing decent shelter but in improving the lives of our beneficiaries through relevant livelihood programs.