Buti pa siya: Ilocos Norte town mayor provides housing for the poor

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In line with its goal to provide poor families with decent housing, the local government unit of Nueva Era, an upland town in Ilocos Norte, has built 30 low-cost housing units for typhoon-affected families.

The latest housing units were built in Barangays Ugis and Barangobong, far-flung villages often affected by cyclones.

“We continue to build free housing for them as most of their houses were built with lightweight materials. In partnership with the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, the local government unit provides the materials and will shoulder the labor cost,” Nueva Era Vice Mayor Aldrin Garvida said (

He said the housing beneficiaries were selected based on their income status.

Since 2015, at least 50 bungalow houses were built and turned over to poor families. These houses had two bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen.

Earlier, the town’s barangays signed a memorandum of agreement to help affected families in the construction of semi-permanent structures made from cement and galvanized roofing.

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