SELECTED beneficiaries will render voluntary work hours during the construction of housing projects for Yolanda victims in Palo and Tacloban, Leyte, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Binay said the volunteers will need to log a minimum of 500 working hours “in the spirit of bayanihan.”
The housing projects for some 600 beneficiaries is an endeavor of the National Housing Authority (NHA), GMA Kapuso Foundation and the local governments of Palo and Tacloban.
“The volunteers will be working on their own houses so the volunteer program is an incentive to those who want to have their houses finished ahead of time,” Binay said.
Some 400 families in New Kawayan, Tacloban City and 200 families in Palo, Leyte will have permanent and safe homes.
The Kapuso Village Tacloban Housing Project in Barangay New Kawayan, Tacloban City will cover 400 housing units, each with a floor area of 42 square meters and a lot area of 50 square meters.
Twenty classrooms will also be built in the 3.5-hectare permanent resettlement site.
Meanwhile, the Kapuso Village Palo will cover 200 units, which will be constructed in the 2.05-hectare, government-owned land that will be named Barangay San Jose, Palo, Leyte.
Both housing projects broke ground on 21 January.