Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the turnover ceremony of 2,603 completed housing units for beneficiaires in Bugasong, Antique last Friday, July 16, 2021 and assured residents that the Duterte administration was fully committed to developing communities in the Yolanda Permanent Housing sites.
The 47th virtual ceremonial turnover of free houses covered the Bugasong Resettlement Project (91 units) in Brgy. Centro Ilauod; Bugasong Paradise Ville 1 (438 units) and Bugasong Paradise Ville 2 (287 units) in Brgy. Igbalangao; Bugasong New Paradise Village 1 (1,000 units) and Bugasong New Paradise Village 2 (787 units) in Brgy. Lacayon.
“We are urgently solving the twin problems of poverty and hunger through specialized government programs and crucial partnerships with private sector stakeholders such as Pilipinas Kontra Gutom which has led the creation of community gardens in our Yolanda resettlement sites.”
Nograles expressed elation that he was attending the 23rd virtual turnover in Region VI since he became chairperson of the Inter-agency Task Force for the Unified Implementation and Monitoring of Rehabilitation and Recovery Projects and Programs in Yolanda-affected Areas, noting 43,669 units have been distributed in various Western Visayas municipalities.
Completed housing units can be found in the following localities in the Region: Ajuy, Iloilo (4,215 units); Carles, Iloilo (13,665 units); Culasi, Antique (1,974 units); Altavas, Aklan (393 units); Panit-an, Capiz (572 units): Estancia, Iloilo (3,562 units); Laua-an, Antique (1,267 units); Ivisan, Capiz (672 units); Concepcion, Iloilo (2,803 units); Jamindan, Capiz (535 units); Dumangas, Iloilo (1,993 units); Pilar, Capiz (1,354 units); Pontevedra, Capiz (1,168 units); Pandan, Antique (1,000 units); Panay, Capiz (1,543 units); Barotac Viejo, Iloilo (822 units); Roxas City, Capiz (1,533 units); Anilao, Iloilo (364 units); Banate, Iloilo (1,631 units) and Bugasong, Antique (2,603 units).
The Malacañang official thanked LGU officials of Bugasong, led by Mayor John Lloyd Pacete, together with Vice Mayor Renante Dava, as well as the National Housing Authority under the able leadership of General Manager Marcelino Escalada, Regional Manager Engr. Rizalino Cabahug and District Manager Architect Jesus Fantilaga.
Nograles emphasized the need for preparedness in facing calamities especially during the present celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month, stressing that “communities, led by their local government units, should always be ready and organized in facing disasters and afterwards during recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.”
The Cabinet Secretary likewise explained the strides made by the Task Force Zero Hunger which has successfully implemented its Expanded Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP).
“Communities, led by their local government units, should always be ready and organized in facing disasters and afterwards during recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.”
“We are urgently solving the twin problems of poverty and hunger through specialized government programs and crucial partnerships with private sector stakeholders such as Pilipinas Kontra Gutom which has led the creation of community gardens in our Yolanda resettlement sites. Kailangan natin magtulungan. This initiative provides immediate food sources and long-term livelihood opportunities,” Nograles stressed.
In his response, Mayor Pacete was profuse in his appreciation for the assistance made by President Duterte, Nograles and the NHA, mentioning that Antiqueños strongly felt the sincerity of the administration in improving their plight and addressing their needs after years of waiting since the Typhoon Yolanda struck their area.Share this article: