CARIGARA, Leyte- About 132 families whose houses were totally destroyed when supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit this town have transferred to their new houses in one of the resettlement sites here.
The families that were transferred last August 17 were from the barangays of Barugohay Norte, San Mateo, Jugaban, Nauguisan, and Sagkahan.
They were resettled to their new homes in Eco Ville last August 1 and 17, Mayor Eduardo Ong said.
About 3,524 families from different villages of the town are to be relocated to five resettlement sites.
The National Housing Authority has allocated about P1 billion for this housing projects in this town for families who either totally lost their houses due to Yolanda or living in areas declared as not safe by the government.
In Eco Ville 1, about 1, 640 houses are to be constructed while another 680 units in Eco Ville II in Barangay Cabdigahub are undergoing construction.
Also, about 1,524 housing units are to be constructed in Brgy. Parga-um.
It was learned from Mayor Ong that an additional 680 units was recently bided out and the construction of these units started immediately.
According to Ong, the small number of families who now occupies the permanent shelter was due to the fact that NHA has very strict conditions.
“The condition set was to destroy all houses built in flood prone areas. It would be difficult because it is close to their livelihood. Our proposal is for the recipients to stay in their old houses during day time and return to their new homes at night,” Ong said.