BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar- A resettlement sites intended for families of this town who totally lost their houses due to supertyphoon “Yolanda” remain unfinished until this time.
And out of the 460 housing units intended to be constructed, only two units were completed by the assigned contractor.
The resettlement site is located in Barangay Cansumangcay, three kilometers away from the town center.
Based on information, the construction of these housing units started June of this year with target completion February of next year.
Early this week, some of the recipients of the housing project visited the site but to their disappointment, the quality of the houses was found not of standard.
The cross beams of the houses were thin and some walls have poor foundations, they claimed.
Tessie Elascion, a resident of Brgy. Cag-ulango, lamented that it’s been three years after the onslaught of Yolanda yet they remain at their damaged houses.
Lito Cabardo, chairman of Brgy. 6, expressed his concern over the poor quality of the units build.
Over 160 families coming from his village are to be relocated to this resettlement site.
Cabardo asked the contractor of the housing units to improve the construction of the units before any family would be asked to relocate there for their own safety.
A personnel from the construction firm met with the beneficiaries assuring them that all the housing units would be completed as scheduled.
He also assured them the houses were of quality and are constructed following the standards set under the Building Code.
Bad weather, among others, was cited as the reason why the construction of the housing units is hampered. (ROEL T.AMAZONA)