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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Angat Buhay sa Kalikasang Buhay Village turns over to residents of San Jose town

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands -- Twenty Eight (28) housing units were recently turned over to residents of Barangay Cuarinta, San Jose town, this province.

The turn over ceremony was led by Governor Kaka Bag-ao and the Provincial Government of Dinagat Islands, together with BALAOD Mindanaw representing the Tanging Yaman Foundation, Assisi Development Foundation, and the Robredo People's Council with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Dinagat Islands. 

According to Gov. Kaka Bag-ao the DENR is their partner lead national agency in building and managing the turnover of resilient communities under the Build Back Better Task Force mandated by Presidential Executive Order No. 120, Series of 2020 an order aim in strengthening rehabilitation and recovery efforts in typhoon-hit areas through the creation of the Build Back Better Task Force).

She said these homes are part of the Angat Buhay sa Kalikasang Buhay Village project, a recovery and resiliency initiative under her administration and Vice President Leni Robredo with partners from civil society for the benefit of Dinagatnons who were affected by Super Typhoon(ST) Odette.

"The groundbreaking for the resilient community was done 50 days after the onslaught of ST Odette. 130 days after the launch, 28 quadruplex structures with 4 housing units each have  completed or are nearing completion by June 30, the last day of the Bag-ao Administration. Aside from the housing units, there will  be infrastructures for health, safety, and basic utilities, including paved streets that will connect the community to the main road." Gov. Bag-ao added. 

The houses were designed based on standards set by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) United Nations Migration shelter program allowing them to withstand natural calamities. 

Other Angat Buhay sa Kalikasang Buhay Villages will be built in different locations in the province of Dinagat Islands through the assistance of different partners from non-government organizations.

The said activity is the last formal event of the Provincial Government organized and attended by Gov. Kaka before she steps down as the local chief executive of the province on June 30. (Susil D. Ragas-PIA Dinagat Islands/Dinagat Islands-PIO)