Philippines: Southern Leyte projects
These projects were undertaken in response to the mudslides that affected various parts of Southern Leyte in February 2006. These destroyed homes and infrastructure, and, in the village of Guinsaugon in the town St. Bernard, took more than a thousand lives.
The main proponents of these efforts include the GMA Kapuso Foundation, the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with funds from the Japanese government. These have chosen to partner with Habitat Philippines in building homes for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed by this disaster. GMA Kapuso as well as Petron are also rebuilding classrooms in the relocation sites.
The number of houses and/or classrooms being built by Habitat Philippines with each proponent and their locations are:
GMA Kapuso Foundation: 8 classrooms; 100 houses in the municipality of Liloan.
PNRC: 130 houses in Barangay (village) Magbagacay in the municipality of St. Bernard.
DSWD: 100 houses in Magbagacay.
Petron: one schoolbuilding in the municipality of San Francisco.
- The eight-classroom schoolbuilding in Liloan has been finished and was turned over to the municipal government last June 21.
- Also completed are the following:
- 65 duplexes (130 units) funded by the PNRC in Brgy. Magbagacay, St. Bernard
- 50 duplexes (100 units) funded by the DSWD and SEIPI, along with GV teams, also in Magbagacay
- 80 duplexes funded by the GMA Kapuso Foundation in Liloan
- Still to come are:
- 95 duplexes at the PNRC site allocation in St. Bernard
- 200 duplexes at the DSWD site allocation also in St. Bernard
- 12 classrooms at Liloan to be funded by Petron
- 4 classrooms also at Liloan to be funded by Western Union