TACLOBAN CITY– More than 60 damaged houses in Southern Leyte and in some parts of Leyte due to Typhoon ‘Odette’ were helped rebuilt by government forces.
Soldiers from the 8th Infantry Division, together with the 53rd Engineering Brigade, 8th Regional Community Defense Group, and reservists under the Joint Task Force Bulig Leyte, assisted the typhoon victims in rebuilding their damaged houses.
Captain Ryan Layug, chief of the division’s public affairs office, said that at least 63 families from five towns and one city in Southern Leyte province, and one town in Leyte benefited their assistance to families who have lost their houses due to the massive typhoon that hit Southern Leyte and some parts of Leyte on December 16,2021.
Of the 63 houses rebuilt by soldiers, 46 were in Limasawa; six in San Ricardo; three in Maasin City; two in Bontoc and one each in Malitbog, and Sogod, all in Southern Leyte, while Hilongos, Leyte has four families whose houses were repaired by the soldiers.
The houses restored by the soldiers are those owned by families who have no financial capacity to reconstruct their houses.
To help more typhoon victims, the 8th ID has appealed for more donations of nails, GI sheets, lumber, and other construction materials.