Landslide victims get shelters-A A +A
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
ARAYAT -- Landslide victims of Arayat town in Pampanga received on Monday permanent core shelters from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Maribel Malang Blanco, a representative from DSWD regional office, Governor Lilia Pineda, along with other local officials, turned over some 57 permanent houses to the landslide victims in Barangay San Juan.
Blanco said at least P12.6 million has been spent in the project.
“Yung 57 permanent core shelters ay first batch pa lamang,” she said, adding that another 113 units are set to be constructed to cover all the families affected by landslide in 2009.
Earlier the DSWD provided P70,000 each for the housing materials totaling P3,990,000.
Pineda stressed that the labor cost for the construction was shouldered by the Provincial Government.
In 2010, the Provincial Government allocated some P5.7 million for the construction of 64 bunk houses.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 03, 2012.