DSWD Building Homes for Zamboanga Evacuees: Construction October 2013

The tremendous conflict brought by the MNLF to Zamboanga City is very terrible for the reason that Zambo victims were oblige to leave their place as soon as possible.
Here’s the good thing  about that, since the evacuees will depart their place still they should not lose their hopes and courage to start and rise again.

Secretary Dinky Soliman from the Department of Social Welfare and Development said that new homes for families affected by the Zamboanga standoff will begin construction on October.

According to Soliman, First batch around 150 to 200 homes may start as early as October 5. Soliman is been working with the city government, with Mayor Beng Climaco, in identifying sites for temporary and/or permanent shelters that they  are going to build with government money for those whose houses were burned or displaced. The first groundbreaking will be done in October 5 in Barangay Taluksangay.

Soliman states that the government will continue to provide the displaced families staying in evacuation centers with food, clothing and shelter as well as stress debriefing programs. Then she added that  families are not yet allowed to return to their homes as clearing operations are still ongoing.

Clearing operation will last until the end of October. The Phase 2 clearing will have to be done, meaning house to house, and police just making sure there are no booby traps, bombs or bodies that are left.

She added that a number of families whose homes were not burned, particularly those in Mampang and Arena Blanco, will be allowed to return to their homes.

On Saturday, authorities said the 20-day siege is over. About 200 people, including 166 rebels, have been killed and more than 100,000 residents of Zamboanga were displaced.

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