Typhoon Yolanda residential units will be sought in 2022 by revenue


Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles – Noy Morcoso / INQUIRER.net File

The government will build the last 31,000 free housing units and hand them over to the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) before President Duterte’s term expires, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles told local executives in Tacloban City on Friday. Citing data from the National Housing Authority, Nograles said 141,229 homes were completed and 18,749 under construction out of 190,972 units under construction in the second quarter of 2021. The remaining 30,994 homes are expected to be completed before the president’s term expires, said Nograles, chairman of the interagency task force on Yolanda. For Eastern Visayas, he said the success rate was 77 percent in May 2021, with a total of 23,067 homes already being distributed to beneficiaries. “Of our target of 52,408 vacant houses for Region 8, 40,225 have already been handed over, 7,943 are under construction and 4,240 will start construction shortly. We have distributed 15,186 units in the Eastern Visayas and 6,881 were delivered to beneficiaries even before the pandemic, â€he said.

—Jerome Aning

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