September 24, 2018, Maimbung, Sulu – 7 out of the 10 newly constructed Housing units under President RODRIGO Roa Duterte’s GO- NEGOSYO Program were awarded to beneficiaries, this morning, at KAPATID VILLAGE located at Brgy. Laum Maimbung, Maimbung, Sulu.
Sulu Governor Abdusakur A. Tan II and Ana Margarita Hontiveros-Malvar, Project Head for ARMM Projects and Adviser for Agri-Enterprises, Go-Negosyo Program, spearheaded the awarding of certificate to beneficiaries and the ribbon cutting ceremony- to signify the beginning of KAPATID VILLAGE as a community.
In his speech, Governor Tan thanked Cebu based businessman Mr. Manny Osmeña, the man behind Hopenow Foundation, who made possible the existence of KAPATID VILLAGE in Maimbung.
“Additional construction of 30 housing units to immediately follow this initial 10 units.” Tan, announced.
“Maraming Salamat sa GO-Negosyo Program, sa lahat nang mga sumuporta, nagbigay ng kanilang panahon at tulong para Lalawigan Sulu. “
HopeNow Foundation, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga has established four communities with a total of 160 houses in Bohol, Leyte, Samar, and Northern Cebu. Sulu, is the foundation’s latest community build , with a total of 40 housing units.
For GO-NEGOSYO, Hontiveros-Malvar, gave assurance that funds are ready and available to complete the construction of additional 30 houses.
The estimated 2 hectare lot for kapatid village was donated by former Governor DATU SHABANDAR Abdusakur M. Tan, while Maimbung Mayor Samier A. Tan provided additional funding, to increase floor area of housing unit , which brought more living space for families who will occupy Housing unit.
Go Negosyo program is under the office of Sec. Jose Ma. “Joey” A. Concepcion III, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, Go Negosyo Founder and ASEAN BAC Philippines Chair.