NHA releases P20M for Benguet landslide victims’ housing

By Inquirer.net |October 13,2018 - 08:49 PM

ITOGON, Benguet — The National Housing Authority (NHA) has released P10 million for the acquisition of land to resettle families removed from landslide-prone areas and danger zones here.

Earlier, the NHA already released P10 million to purchase building materials for families evicted from their homes after landslides triggered by typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) in September weakened many of the mining town’s inhabited areas.

On Saturday, around 500 people gathered at the Ucab gymnasium where NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. handed out the check and signed a Memorandum of Agreement on a resettlement assistance program with Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan.

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito joined the gathering and gave P1 million aid from the San Juan City government, on behalf of his mother, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez.

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