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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

184 Zamboanga siege displaced families get housing units

THE National Housing Authority (NHA) in coordination with the City Government will turnover on Monday, November 28, a total of 184 permanent shelters to Zamboanga siege displaced families.

Belen Sheila Covarrubias, City Hall information officer, said the housing units were built for the members of the Evangelista-Vista Homes in the village of Kasanyangan through the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R).

The Z3R is the blueprint for the rehabilitation of the areas affected in the 21-day September 2013 siege.

The siege started on September 9, 2013 when hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members infiltrated five coastal villages in Zamboanga City.

Covarrubias said the 184 housing units are constructed in 23 buildings and form part of the total 828 units with an overall cost of P71.939 million.

Covbarrubias added all pre-identified beneficiaries will each receive a Certificate of Awards that will entitle them to own and occupy the units awarded to them.

The units, however, come without water and light connections as these are already the individual obligations of the awardees, precisely they had been given P10,000 cash aid for the purpose.

She said the housing units will be turned over by the contractor, Vicente Lao Construction, to the NHA then to the City Government of Zamboanga, through Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar.

Salazar will turnover the permanent shelters to the barangay chairman and lastly to the beneficiaries, those displaced by the 2013 siege.

Named Vista Homes Kasanyangan Housing Project, the housing package is constructed on a 9,908.00 square meters land area. (Sunnex)

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