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    Typhoon survivors in Phl start new lives

    VICE President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday led the groundbreaking of the MRDC Greenland Townhomes financed by Pag-IBIG Fund in Tacloban, Leyte, Central Philippines.
    Under the project, some 900 housing units will be constructed for government and private employees who were victims of typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan)
    The project will be developed in five phases where each phase will have 180 units.
    “I am confident that through our concerted efforts, we will be able to fast track the building of quality and climate resilient homes here in Leyte,” Binay said.
    The Vice President also unveiled the project marker for the Metro Ormoc Community Multipurpose Cooperative (OCCCI) Housing Project in Dolores Village, Ormoc City.
    Under the project, some 278 housing units will be constructed for members of the OCCCI who are mostly typhoon survivors.
    While in Leyte, Binay also led the unveiling of a marker to commemorate Pag-IBIG’s donation to rebuild the Rural Health Center in Tanauan destroyed by the super typhoon.
    Pag-IBIG donated P10 million to rebuild the old one-storey municipal Rural Health Center into a two-storey hospital.
    Binay also unveiled the project marker of Pag-IBIG Fund’s donation to Jaro 1 Central School in Jaro, Leyte.
    The elementary school is 36 kilometers away from Tacloban and was totally damaged by the super typhoon. Pag-IBIG donated P10 million to cover the construction of a new two-storey building with four classrooms and four comfort rooms, as well as the repair of the seven remaining damaged classrooms.
    "Aside from the housing units, we also made it a point to help rebuild schools and health facilities," Binay pointed out.
    “This is just the start. Pag-IBIG Fund remains committed in helping those who were affected by typhoon “Yolanda” start new and better lives,” the Vice President concluded.
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