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Yolanda housing fast-tracked
« on: December 29, 2016, 11:58:17 AM »
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Duterte’s tough talk speeds up relocation of Yolanda survivors
By Philippines News Agency - DECEMBER 27, 20160427
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TACLOBAN CITY—President Duterte’s order to urgently address bottlenecks in the relocation of families severely affected by the 2013 super typhoon in this city has yielded good results in nearly two months.

The number of relocated families has drastically increased to 3,624 as of December 20, more than double the 1,564 families relocated to the northern part of the city before the President’s directive.

City Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez noted that the President’s order on November 8 has compelled all concerned national government agencies to extend assistance in the relocation of thousands of families.

“The President is so focused and dedicated and it really pushed the speedy transfer of families from danger zones to permanent relocation sites in the north,” Romualdez told reporters.


The Philippine Army’s engineering brigade has been providing trucking services to beneficiaries of housing projects using military vehicles.

Water has been regularly provided by the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Leyte Metropolitan Water District, pending the completion of medium-term and long-term water-supply projects.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 12:04:05 PM »
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827 Yolanda families relocated to new homes – Palace
More families are expected to move into their new houses before Christmas, according to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas

Pia Ranada
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Published 7:50 PM, December 06, 2016
Updated 7:50 PM, December 06, 2016

http://www.rappler.com/nation/154746-yolanda-families-relocated-homes-palace

MANILA, Philippines – Over 800 families in areas affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) have been relocated to new homes, Malacañang said on Tuesday, December 6.

"In just 26 days after President Duterte mandated to relocate the beneficiaries to their new homes, we have successfully relocated 827 Yolanda families out of 911 that was raffled to their new homes as of December 3, 2016," said Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella during a news briefing on Tuesday.

Abella was quoting a report from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino.

More families are expected to be relocated before Christmas once relocation sites are completed, added Abella.

The finished sites should have electrical connection and potable water supply.

Duterte demanded the fast-tracking of the construction of houses for Yolanda survivors when he visited Tacloban City last November 8, during the 3rd anniversary of the super typhoon.

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Duterte taps Wendel Avisado for Yolanda rehabilitation
Avisado was former Davao City administrator from 2004 to 2010, when Rodrigo Duterte was also mayor

Rappler.com
Published 10:13 PM, December 17, 2016
Updated 11:12 PM, December 17, 2016

http://www.rappler.com/nation/155837-duterte-wendel-avisado-yolanda-rehabilitation

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has assigned a presidential assistant to oversee the resettlement of families affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which wreaked havoc over central Philippines in 2013.

Presidential assistant Wendel Avisado has been tapped to oversee the ongoing implementation of housing projects for Yolanda survivors, a little over a month after Duterte lamented the slow progress of housing assistance and shelter to the victims of the most powerful storm to hit land.

Avisado was former Davao City administrator from 2004 to 2010, when Duterte was also mayor.

Avisado is also the national president of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), replacing former vice president Jejomar Binay, who headed the BSP for 18 years. Avisado was also assistant secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, which Binay had also headed.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 12:27:48 PM »
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"In 3 years only 1,500 households have been resettled. The President wanted to fully transfer everyone in the danger zone," OPAV said.

As of December 16, OPAV said 1,515 families have been transferred to their new homes in Northern Tacloban.

More families are expected to be relocated before Christmas as soon as electricity and water supply connections are ready in the other relocation sites.

On the 3rd anniversary of the super typhoon last November, Duterte ordered his officials to fast-track the provision of housing aid, saying he wants to see survivors provided with houses by December.

The typhoon left more than 6,000 people dead and over one million houses damaged. (IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda)

Vice President Leni Robredo, who recently resigned as chief of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, had earlier said she was eyeing the completion of housing for Yolanda survivors by 2018. – Rappler.com

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From: http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/151549-in-numbers-3-years-after-super-typhoon-yolanda-haiyan

Housing and Resettlement

As of June 2016:

205,128   housing units targeted for construction by the National Housing Authority (NHA)
25,967   NHA housing units completed
2,287   completed NHA housing units turned over to families
15,498   NHA housing units partially completed
130,568   NHA housing units under construction
33,095   NHA housing units that have yet to be constructed