Temporary housing site
eyed for typhoon victims
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Dumaguete City, headed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, is mulling the leasing of a lot to use for the temporary shelters of displaced families whose houses were washed out by floods from Tropical Storm Sendong.
Sagarbarria, however, said the plan will need the concurrence of the city council. He added that the P13-million calamity fund of the city is not enough to relocate the families as it is also being used for relief operations.
Latest reports showed that 451 houses were destroyed, 1,772 damaged, and 3,347 families were affected by Typhoon Sendong. Seven persons were reported dead and 266 injured, the mayor said.