Dozens of families who were left homeless by typhoon “Odette” last year in Palawan province will soon move to their new homes built through a rebuilding program sponsored by the local Catholic Church.
The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa on October 10 will turn over 63 housing units to families devastated by the typhoon last December in the city of Puerto Princesa’s Langogan village.
Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa will lead the blessing of the PhP11 million-worth “Caritas Village,” which took around four months to build.
Representatives from Caritas Philippines and the Diocese of Kalookan, who served as benefactors of the project, will attend the turnover ceremony along with local public officials.
Most of the beneficiaries are from a coastal community who have to be relocated from the so-called typhoon danger zone.
The vicariate said the houses has a floor area of 20 square meters and cost PhP225,000 each.