Take a Look Inside 'Basecommunity': Manila's Housing Project

Giving dignity to indigents.

Photography: Jerome Ascaño


The city government of Manila last week inaugurated the Basecommunity Housing, giving home to 229 indigent families who, until the project, did not have access to such standard of living in one of the country's most densely populated urban centers.

True to its name, these families come from Baseco compound, a barangay located in Manila's port area. When the community was ravaged by fire a few years ago, community organizers started lobbying the idea of free and quality housing to the city government.

On Monday during the inauguration, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the project whose construction started in December 2020 uplifts the dignity of the city's impoverished families.

"Ako ay naniniwala na ang pagtaas ng dignidad sa pagiging mahirap ay ang pagkakaroon ng sariling inyo, may sariling masisilungan kasama ang inyong mga anak," he said.

The Basecommunity has 229 two-story units of 42 square meters floor area.

Recommended Videos



This story originally appeared on

* Minor edits have been made by the editors.


More on

Real Living is now on Quento! Enjoy more of our stories by clicking here to download the app.


Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Robinsons Malls Has Your Last Minute Voter Registration Covered

Over 30 Robinsons Malls are available. Here are their schedules.

This 1,000sqm Family Home is Perfect for Entertaining Guests

The team of Magara Interiors achieved a modern space complete with a roof deck that can function as a separate house

Did You Know? Desiccants Can Help You Deal With Mold

Plus other things you can do to help prevent molds from invading your home

This Home Has a Mini Resort with Its Own Galaxy-Inspired Room

Every day feels like a vacation in this house extension

This 60sqm House is a Serene Haven in Kamuning, Quezon City

With the owners requesting for a simple yet elegant space, Ar. IDr. Ysa Ong Sitco designed a minimalist-inspired home that's spacious, comforting, and perfect for family bonding

Scientists Just Created the Whitest Paint in the World

It reflects 98.1 percent of solar radiation.

This Private Island in the Sulu Sea is the Perfect Bubble Destination

Book the whole island for the ultimate family vacation.

These Plant Kits That Cost Less Than P200 Are Great For Beginners

It's never to late to start a new, sustainable hobby!

Take a Quick Tour of VP Leni Robredo's Condo

You'll love her small but efficiently organized storage room!
Load More Stories