Jinggoy: Pandemic stresses urgency of providing safe shelter to homeless Filipinos

The urgent need to address the country’s shelter problem surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic because decent housing is vital in protecting the health of families, Partido ng Masang Pilipino leader former Senator Jinggoy Estrada said on Monday, Jan. 24.

“How can we talk of health quarantine or isolation when most of our countrymen either do not have their own homes or live in very cramped rented rooms?” Estrada said. Like labor and employment, housing and rehabilitation services for informal settlers ranked high in the legislative agenda of Estrada who is seeking a return to the Senate.

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