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Gov’t builds 2,000 ‘Pablo’ homes

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has completed 2,000 permanent houses for families left homeless by typhoon “Pablo” that struck Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley on December 4, 2012.

Under its Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP), the DSWD completed the construction of 1,921 housing units for the calamity victims.

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman said the housing units are made of concrete and good lumber, stressing that the disaster-resistant homes were built by the government for families victimized by calamities.

Each unit covers a lot area of 70 square meters and installed with a two-room division and painted inside and out. All have bathroom and septic tank, separate kitchen, and window-level concrete wall. DSWD provided funding for the project, while the provincial governments handled the site development, land preparation, and engineering operations. A total of P301,020,000 has been spent in building these homes.