PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
January 25: Declared as Iligan Day of Volunteerism and Solidarityby Melvin T. Anggot
ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Jan. 18 -- To signal the start of a multi-sectoral cooperation in rebuilding Iligan particularly building houses for the flood survivors, the local government declared January 25, 2012 as a “Day of Volunteerism and solidarity.”
In the tradition of the Bayanihan spirit the “January 25 build” is open to all volunteers and groups who would like to help flood survivors build their house units in a 15.9 hectare relocation site at Barangay Sta. Elena that will house at least 1,600 families.
The City of Iligan spearheads this multi-sectoral activity, which enjoins the cooperation between government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) like the National Housing Authority, DPWH, UN-Habitat and Gawad-Kalinga (GK), among others.
Tent Cities, on the other hand, are being set up in various locations to temporarily shelter flood survivors particularly those who lost their homes, while other remain in evacuation centers awaiting resettlement and relocation. (CIO/PIA-10)