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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, February 16, 2018
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Mayor wants NHA to
submit report on Yolanda housing

The move of the National Housing Authority for partial turnover of houses to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, has initially been rejected by the local government, pending submission by the NHA and its contractor of the project scope of work.

Mayor Marvin Malacon yesterday said that he has been requesting the NHA and its contractor to furnish him with the program of work of the housing project, since early last year.

But Malacon said his request has not been acted on by NHA and its contractor.

A total of 1,167 houses for Yolanda victims are being built in Brgy. Santo Niño, EB Magalona.

Malacon said he wants a full, and not partial, turnover of houses, claiming that the contractor has only completed 60 percent of the project, so far.

Stressing the importance of taking a look into the housing program and its scope of work, Malacon said that he is not accepting a project that he has no full knowledge of.

. A total of 29,650 houses for victims of Yolanda are being constructed by NHA contractors in five cities and four towns in Negros Occidental, worth P8.6 billion.

Each typhoon resilient house has a 22 square-meter floor area and cost P290,000, the NHA said.

“If I will accept it and beneficiaries have complaints, who will answer for it,” Malacon asked, noting that many of the housing units have no doors and window jalousies yet.

Cadiz City has the most number of houses at 8,742, followed by Sagay City with 7,850; Manapla – 2,964; Escalante City – 2,018; Victorias City – 2,321; E.B. Magalona – 1,167; Silay City – 1,992; Calatrava – 1,138; and Toboso – 1,457, according to NHA.* GPB



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