THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) through its Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) program has completed the construction of 150 housing units for the members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Engineer Venancio Ferrer, III, Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) said the housing project worth P15 million was constructed in the municipality of Tungawan through his office.

Ferrer said the housing units were built in the following villages: Taglibas, 50 units; Looc Laboan, 50 units; and, Linguisan, 50 units.

Zamboanga Sibugay Governo Wilter Palma said the housing project will be a big help to the beneficiary-MNLF members who are into farming and fishing as the way of livelihood.

Palma noted that the identified beneficiaries live along the coastal area “that seems to threaten the life of their family.” 

“With the housing project, they can live safely, comfortably, peacefully and harmoniously,” Palma added.

The completed housing projects are soon to be turned over to the identified beneficiaries.

Pamana is the national government's convergence program that extends development interventions to isolated, hard-to-reach and conflict-affected communities, ensuring that they are not left behind.(SunStar Philippines)