Beneficiaries’ volunteer work hours
to speed up construction of houses
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The construction pace of the low-cost housing project for victims of tropical storm “Sendong” in Dumaguete City is picking up as beneficiaries of the Roman Catholic Church-backed venture pour in work hours beyond the required labor period.
Fr. Burton Villarmente, coordinator of the Diocese of Dumaguete Social Action Center, said 11 housing units are being built, and work is well underway with 10 skilled carpenters and four volunteer-beneficiaries who started last week.
The housing project in Barangay Bajumpandan, was launched last month, and the model unit was inaugurated and blessed, before then Dumaguete Bishop John Du left for his new assignment as archbishop of Palo, Leyte, on May 7.