Vice President Leni Robredo’s office is rolling out another housing project for displaced residents in Lupi, Camarines Sur as part of its post-typhoon rehabilitation efforts.
Robredo announced the ongoing construction of 119 permanent homes at the project’s second site in Barangay Poblacion.
The housing initiative of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its private partners, dubbed “BAHAYnihan,” aims to build safer homes for families affected by last year’s typhoons.
It is being funded through donations raised by the OVP’s partner, Kaya Natin! Movement, while the local government of Lupi provided the relocation site for the new housing.
“Permanent iyong mga houses na bini-build natin. In fact, next week pababa ako doon kasi tutulong ako sa pag-build dito sa Lupi,” Robredo said.
(The houses we are building are permanent. In fact, I will go there next week because I will help building in Lupi.)
Jill Campo-Javiniar, head of Robredo’s flagship Angat Buhay program, said the University of Nueva Caceres is the OVP partner for the housing design.
This housing project with various partners began building an initial of 100 homes for typhoon victims in Barangay Mauraro in Guinobatan, Albay in December.
It is targeting to build a total of 200 housing units.
Beneficiaries and volunteers, including Robredo herself, have participated in the construction activities to foster the “bayanihan” spirit.