About 500 houses will be constructed for victims of tropical storm “Sendong” in Negros Oriental by the San Miguel Corporation, in cooperation with the Gawad Kalinga-Negros Oriental and the Habitat for Humanity.
SMC Foundation Inc. executive director Camille Buenaventura said at a press conference yesterday that its president, Ramon Ang, wants to donate 5,000 houses in Sendong-affected areas of the country, 500 of them worth P55 million will be in Negros Oriental.
She said local government units concerned will be required to provide for the lots where about 200 units will be constructed in Dumaguete, 120 for Amlan, 50 units each for Sibulan and Valencia towns, 30 each for Zamboanguita and Tanjay, and 20 for Basay.
The number of houses to be erected in the cities and towns was determined in consultation with Reps. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District) and Pryde Henry Teves (Neg. Or., 3rd District), Buenaventura said.
Former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves, an SMC director, said he had requested the support of Gawad Kalinga to coordinate with LGUs in the first district so victims of earthquake will be provided with houses.*JG
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