Zambo City, NHA turnover permanent shelter to 2013 siege victims


ZAMBOANGA CITY: Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar and officials of the National Housing Authority (NHA) led the turnover on Saturday of 164 permanent shelters to victims of the 2013 siege. The houses were constructed in the villages of Santa Barbara and Santa Catalina, two of the four hardest-hit areas during the 21-day September 2013 siege. The other two hardest hit areas were the villages of Rio Hondo and Mariki. Salazar said that 153 of the 164 units they turned over were built at the Christian-Muslim Urban Poor Association Inc. (CMUPAI) Subdivision in Santa Barbara while the remaining 11 units at the Lustre Homeowners Association (LHOA) Subdivision in Santa Catalina. Salazar said the 153 units built in Sta. Barbara were part of the total 259 housing units targeted for construction at the CMUPAI Subdivision with a total cost of P51.81 million. She said the 11 housing units turned over to the LHOA in Santa Catalina formed part of the total 124 units targeted for construction with a total cost of P39.20 million.



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