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PIA Press Release
2008/11/13

Oro mayor, partners to turn over 30 housing units for disabled recipients

Cagayan de Oro City (13 November) -- A TOTAL of 30 families with disabled members in Cagayan de Oro City will receive an early Christmas gift as they are about to own and live in their dream house late this month.

This developed after a group of officials from the "Building Homes For The Disabled" housing project, led by Engr. Jose Gatos, recently informed City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula that the 30 housing units are now ready for formal turn-over to the selected beneficiaries and house dedication ceremony on the third week of November, this year.

In the wake of this development, Mayor Jaraula expressed the city government's profound gratitude and appreciation to the project benefactors and partners, saying that the realization of this housing project is a dream-come-true for the "poor and homeless" disabled recipients who are longing to have a decent shelter that they can call their own.

The construction of the 30 low-cost housing units was started in April this year through funding by matching grants from the Lions Club International Foundation, Incorporated and its local partners Cagayan de Oro Council of Lions Club and the Oro Habitat of Humanity, Inc.

The City Government of Cagayan de Oro provided the housing site within the city-acquired, 63-hectare relocation area located at Sitio Calaanan in Barangay Canitoan as its counterpart to the "Building Homes For The Disabled" housing project.

The targeted 15 duplex buildings with two housing units were fully completed as of September 30, 2008, according to the project update furnished by the project proponents to Mayor Jaraula.

It can be recalled that Mayor Jaraula and the project officials formally launched the socialized housing project in early April this year as part of Lions Club's active community involvement in socialized housing programs and socio-civic projects, in partnership with the Oro Habitat and the local government.

Out of the almost 100 applicants who underwent tedious scrutiny and review, the selection committee has finally chosen 30 families who qualify for the project. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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