Residents of urban poor communities who have been displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites assailed the agency and expressed their strong opposition to House Bill 8156, which aims to grant perpetual corporate existence to the agency.

The collective stance of this group highlights the NHA’s inadequate transparency and responsibility towards its beneficiaries. They assert that public service has been sidelined in favor of pursuing business interests.

Their demands include a complete overhaul of the national housing program and the dismantling of the NHA itself.

In a visual display of their discontent, images featured individuals from various urban poor communities padlocking the entrance gate of the NHA’s main office on Elliptical Road, Quezon City, on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, as they vociferously call for its abolition. (Benjamin Cuaresma/ai/mnm)