Housing office hastens release of aid to standoff victims

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Monday, May 5, 2014


THE National Housing Authority (NHA) is fast tracking the release of the P30,000 home material assistance to families displaced by the September 2013 standoff in Zamboanga City.

City Planning and Development Coordinator Engineer Rodrigo Sicat said the NHA has set a target to release the aid to 100 families weekly and cater to the identified beneficiaries by the end of June, this year.

Sicat, who heads the rehabilitation cluster, said the materials that the beneficiaries receive include gravel, sand, cement, deformed bars, tie wires, plywood, lumber, corrugated galvanized iron sheets, plain galvanized iron sheets, and nails.

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Sicat said there are 1,661 families that were identified as beneficiaries of the housing aid.

The beneficiaries are residents who are lot owners and whose houses were burned down during the fire incidents that broke out at the height of the siege.

The housing aid is part of the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction.

The standoff started when hundreds of the Misuari-faction Moro National Liberation Front rebels infiltrated the city in September 9, 2013. (Sunnex)

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