first_imgA large number of apartments built as part of the Incentive Housing (POS) project in Istria are rented as apartments, he writes Glas Istre. Unfortunately, this news is nothing new, everyone knows everything and it has been going on for years, but… always the one but in Lijepa naša.Thus, the project, which was conceived as a support to citizens in solving the housing issue, as one of the basic needs of life, has largely turned into something quite the opposite – to support citizens to get extra income. Namely, POS apartments were sold at better prices than the market ones and were not intended to be rented out to tourists. But there are no legal obstacles, so that is exactly what is happening.POS apartments are used exclusively to solve the housing issue, and not to generate additional income, taking away the advantage of those for whom that apartment would be the only real estate. And that is why everyone who rents POS apartments as apartments should be fined as well as automatically charged the full market amount for the apartment, because the basic housing issue has obviously been resolved. Even to finally introduce some order and a drastic solution to confiscate the apartment, so that the apartment is given to the family that has a real need to solve the housing issue. Because this way, all those who pay taxes and all obligations to the State turn out to be fools, and some individuals exploit the system with our money.Tenants are not even embarrassed to walk around the city, they even brag about how cheap they got to the apartment, says Gabrijela Đukes Bašić, a city councilor from Umag and a tenant in the POS building where 60 percent of apartments are used for rent to tenants or tourists. Voice of Istria.A particularly interesting example is from Umag, where one of the POS apartments in 154. brigade Hrvatske vojske Street is owned by the wife of the head of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Umag, Diego Banković. The Bankovics are renting an apartment to tourists and, it seems, are particularly sensitive in protecting the comfort of their guests to such an extent that a few days ago Diego Bankovic chased away the children of tenants playing in front of the building and threatened to call the police.One of the parents found himself in front of the building and opposed Banković by claiming that this was a POS building, not an apartment complex, and that all these children were tenants who had the right to gather in front of the building in which they lived. He added, as Glas Istre writes, that the goal of POS is to solve housing issues, mostly of young people, and not to bribe with purchased apartments, rent or turn them into cheap tourist apartments. To make matters more paradoxical, it is the same Banković, as a city official, who participates in determining the conditions, criteria and procedure for the purchase of apartments from the POS program.In the whole story, the question is whether the mentioned POS apartment, ie the apartment for rent to tourists, is registered in the eVisitor system or receives tourists illegally.last_img read more

first_img“Ang malungkot dito, sila ay naulila. Namatay ang kanilang ama. (P)umayag (na nga) sila – in the interest of transparency and in order to warn those that had been in contact with them – na ilahad sa publiko na sila ay (positive for the disease tapos) pinagbabato (pa) ang kanilang tahanan,” says Cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles. GMA NEWS He warned people who discriminate:“The government will act on cases of discrimination wherever and whenever thesehappen.” “Local government units are enjoinedto issue the necessary executive orders and/or enact ordinances prohibiting andpenalizing discriminatory acts,” Nograles said. Task force spokesperson and CabinetSecretary Karlo Nograles cited as example the pelting of stones of the house ofa family in Lambunao, Iloilo with several members who tested positive forCOVID-19. “Angmalungkot dito, sila ay naulila. Namatay ang kanilang ama. (P)umayag (na nga) sila– in the interest of transparency and in order to warn those that had been incontact with them – na ilahad sa publikona sila ay (positive for the disease tapos)pinagbabato (pa) ang kanilang tahanan,”Nograles lamented a press conference yesterday. DRYMH has been designated by DOHRegion 6 as medical facility in Iloilo where PUIs with mild symptoms should beconfined. This was not the first time thenational government warned against COVID-19-related discrimination in Iloilo.Two weeks ago Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire of the Department of Health(DOH) lamented reports that healthcare workers of The Medical City in Molodistrict were being ostracized from their boardinghouses and barangaysfollowing the confirmation that Western Visayas’ second positive case ofCOVID-19 was confined in that hospital. “Hindipo ito ang panahon para talikuran natin ang atinghealthcare workers. Sila po ay nag-iingatpara hindi makapanghawa ng iba. Sosana po ‘wag po natin itong (discrimination) gawin sa ating mga healthcare workers,” said Vergeire. The father of the family, 70 yearsold, died from the viral disease on March 29. His wife and four childrensubsequently tested positive for COVID-19, too. “As a result of this designation,coupled with confirmed COVID-19 infections in our town, our residents have beenstigmatized,” lamented Gonzales./PN The reason cited, according toGonzales, was that Lambunao’s Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial Hospital (DRYMH)– a provincial government-run district hospital – is catering to PUIs. Former mayor of Lambunao and nowSangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo member Jason Gonzales also recently revealedresidents of his municipality with medical conditions other than COVID-19 andseeking treatment in Iloilo City hospitals and other district hospitals in the provincewere being rejected. MANILA – Acts of discriminationagainst persons with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), patients underinvestigation (PUIs), persons under monitoring (PUMs) and healthcare workerswould be prosecuted, warned the government’s Inter-Agency Task Force forEmerging Infectious Diseases.last_img read more