TACLOBAN CITY— The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is set to provide houses to 100 families in Bagacay whose dwellings were destroyed during the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda.

The core shelter project of the PRC will be done in cooperation with the Australian Aid with Bagacay identified as the first beneficiary of said undertaking. Core shelter construction is an on-site building of houses for the beneficiaries that passed PRC’s criteria. The construction is a one year project that will target 100 household recipients in the said barangay.

“The on-site construction of a one half concrete half plywood houses is expected to be done in 10 days given that the materials are complete” Clemente Japones Jr., shelter officer of Typhoon Haiyan Operation of the PRC said. PRC chose Bagacay as the first beneficiary since it is far from hazards and is a surge-free barangay. The budget for the construction is expected to be given this last week of August. (JOLLIE MAE VERANA, LNU-Intern)