TACLOBAN CITY, Feb.24 (PNA) –President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday is slated to inspect projects in Eastern Visayas in line with the ongoing rehabilitation of areas ravaged by super typhoon “Yolanda” last November 8.
President Aquino, who will be accompanied by 11 members of his Cabinet,will first set foot at Tanauan’s Pago village, the site identified as permanent relocation site for some 1, 200 families who used to settle in areas that are within the 40-meter no-build zone in Brgy. San Roque also of the same town.
The lot for the permanent site was donated by the Gawad Kalinga (GK), which also committed to build houses for the displaced families.
The site will be developed by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) while the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will construct the access road.
During the visit, the President is expected to be presented with two completed model units of the housing project. The first 50 families are expected to transfer on March 8.
From the resettlement site, he will move to the Tanauan 1 Central Elementary School to inspect the newly-rehabilitated school. Its rehabilitation was undertaken by the Korean Araw Forces and the Engineering Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Philippine Army (AFP-PA).
President Aquino will also led the groundbreaking of the town’ s P30 million plaza rehabilitation project that will be funded by the Injap Group of Companies.
The company will also put up a memorial monument in the area in memory of those who perished during Yolanda.
His visit in Tanauan, one of the typhoon-worst hit areas in Eastern Visayas, will be highlighted by his delivery of his message in line with the commemoration of the 28th year of the EDSA Revolution.
From Tanauan he will fly to Guiuan, Eastern Samar for an inspection of completed resettlement projects. (PNA)