MLANG, North Cotabato(The Mindanao Cross)- Fifty Manobo families will soon have decent houses following the ground-breaking ceremony for the constructions of a housing project in Sitio Biao, Barangay New Ezperanza here on Wednesday.
The National Housing Authority (NHA) has already downloaded the P5 million for the said project, after the LGU purchased a 5-hectare lot as a counterpart.
Mayor Joselito Pinol said the housing project will be done within 90 calendar-days and is be expected to be completed in April.
He said each house costs P100, 000 and will formally turn over to the beneficiaries after construction. The only counterparts of the recipients are their participation in the construction.
The LGU will also give kitchen utensils, sleeping mats and mosquito nets as well livelihood programs for the IP beneficiaries.
“This is to show to our indigenous people that they are also given attention not only by the local government, but by the national government as well,” Mayor Pinol said. (WILLIAMOR A. MAGBANUA)