A year after Typhoon Rolly (Goni) hit the Bicol Region, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is continuing its recovery operations by helping the victims of last year’s super typhoon to stand on their feet and begin life anew.
On October 26, the final materials for shelter construction were delivered to Brgy. Bubulusan, Guinobatan, where the 2nd batch of houses are about to be completed.
For this batch, 25 houses are undergoing finishing works in the Rolly-affected community in Guinobatan. PRC plans to erect 164 houses in total as part of its shelter construction and monitoring activities in the said province. Including this batch, PRC has already built 30 houses, one in Bgry. Salvacion in Daraga, and 29 houses in Brgy. Bubulusan in Guinobatan.
“What we are doing in the Bicol Region is critical. We need to help them quickly to rebuild their lives by building their homes. Tulad ng sinabi ko nuong isang taon nang tumama ang bagyong Rolly, hindi natin dapat pabayaan ang ating mga kababayan na harapin ang mga trahedya ng mag-isa. Nandito ang Red Cross para umagapay, hangga’t makakaya namin, hindi kami titigil sa pagtulong,” said PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon.
PRC targets to complete all 164 houses by June of next year to be ready for occupancy by the project beneficiaries. Each house comes complete with electrical works, plumbing, and a water system.