DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit the Sagonsongan temporary shelters in Marawi City, on January 30, 2018.
The President wants “to physically check the condition of the families
occupying the temporary shelters,” says National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada.
Duterte was scheduled to turn over 500 temporary shelters on December 27, 2017, but his aircraft failed to land due to bad weather condition, instead he proceeded to Tubod, Lanao del
“The President wants to see and interact with the internally displaced Marawi residents who are now staying at the temporary shelters in Sagonsongan, he wants to hear from them and to know their conditions,” Escalada added.
The NHA plans to construct 6,400 temporary shelters serving as transitional homes while the government establish their relocation sites.
These shelters are constructed in 40-sq-m lot with 22-sq-m floor area. These are single-detached, prefabricated units with individual power and water installations.
“There is a close coordination among inter-agencies under the Task Force Bangon Marawi, upon the instructions of the President, the transitional houses are equipped with the basic facilities needed, water, power, we work in close coordination with the city government of Marawi.” Escalada added.
Will the Marawi housing units be the template of the Duterte administration’s temporary shelter?
“The occupants want such type of shelter, they said they are comfortable because all house partition is provided. But, it is up to the President if he considers the housing projects in Marawi be the template, or we still need to improve it, we abide by the order of the president,” Escalada added.- Editah Z. Caduaya/Newsline.ph