Alegria will build a relocation site for displaced families from Odette

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This is the initial design of the proposed housing project for families displaced by Typhoon Odette in Alegria, Southwest Cebu | Photo by Alegria FB Public Information Office

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Municipality of Alegria plans to develop a housing project for families displaced by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).

Alegria Local Government on Thursday, January 27 advertised via social media that negotiations were now underway between them and the owners of the properties initially identified as possible locations for the relocation site.

Based on initial plans designed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – 7th District Engineering Bureau, which was also shared on social media, the proposed shelter will be a single-story housing development. and medium density which will have at least 40 units.

It’s been over a month since Odette beat the central and southern parts of Cebu province, including Alegria.

The Local Government Unit (LGU), however, said many families in their locality remained homeless.

“Tungod sa kadakong kadaot nga gihatag ni Odette, daghang pamilya ang nagpabilin nga wala nay kapuy-an,” they said.

(Due to the damage caused by Odette, many families have been left homeless for the time being.)

As a result, Alegria Mayor Verna Magallon and Deputy Mayor Gilberto Magallon called a meeting with national government agencies such as DPWH and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and construction companies to discuss their proposal to set up a permanent relocation site. for displaced people.

Alegria is a fourth-class municipality located about 112 kilometers southwest of Cebu. It was one of the hardest hit areas during Odette’s assault on December 16, 2021.

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