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The government has turned more than 2,492 housing units for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in Iloilo province, according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.

Nograles led the 12th turnover of housing units for Yolanda victims in a virtual ceremony last November 6.

He thanked the local government unit (LGU) and agency partners for their cooperation and sense of urgency in ensuring the timely completion of this important legacy project of the Duterte administration.

“We give full praise to LGU officials led by Mayor Melina Requinto together will all her local officers and staff,” said Nograles.

According to Palace official, the Yolanda Housing Project at the Estancia Residences, Estancia Villas, and Estancia People’s Village is a “testament to the cooperation of stakeholders and beneficiaries alike despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

He also praised the leadership of National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Jun Escalada, Regional Manager Engineer Antonio Del Rosario, and District Manager Fe Jamoyot for their “selfless” public service.

Data from the NHA showed that 88,804 of 135,772 housing units for Western Visayas have already been completed, with the remaining 46,968 units undergoing construction.

“This week marks the 7th year since typhoon Yolanda struck. It has remained in the public’s consciousness because of the level of destruction it brought, especially for Ilonggos and the people in the region,” said Nograles.

“That’s why this free housing benefit should put a happy and fitting end to years of waiting. The Duterte administration is making good on its promise to help the people of Iloilo,” he added.

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