THE City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) announced that at least 10 families displaced in the 21-day 2013 Zamboanga siege have voluntarily demolished their temporary shelters.
CSWDO Chief Ma. Socorro Rojas said the temporary shelters that were voluntarily demolished Friday, September 6, were located at the Masepla Transitory Site in Mampang village, east of Zamboanga City.
Rojas said the 10 families, who are temporarily housed with their relatives, have brought along with them the materials they managed to salvage from the demolished temporary shelters.
She said they will be transferred soon to the housing project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) at the Vida Vista in Cabaluay village.
The NHA has offered the Vida Vista property, which has 100 housing units still unoccupied.
They were supposed to be relocated to the village of Rio Hondo, but the identified lot as relocation site, is still at the appraisal committee of NHA.
Rojas said the 10 families who voluntarily demolished their temporary shelters were provided with food packs. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)