National Housing Authority proudly showcased the temporary shelter that they planning to build for the Marawi residents who lost their homes because of the bloody siege happened in their place.
Erwin Tulfo of PTV News, visited one of the sample units of the shelters planned to be build for the people of Marawi and according NHA, it only costs ₱160,000, compared to the temporary shelter made for the Yolanda typhoon victims that costs almost ₱800,000 each.
Model unit of temporary shelters for Marawi City siege victims Photo: PTV News
According to the report of PTV News, the size of the houses are 22 sqm, compared to the size of the Yolanda houses which only has a size of 10-12 sqm.
Inside the temporary shelters for Marawi City siege victims photo: PTV News
While the Yolanda shelters were only made by light materials like coco lumber and plywood, the Marawi shelters are made of galvanized steel plates.
Temporary shelters built for Yolanda typhoon victims Photo: Trust.org
Tulfo also added that seven people can live comfortably inside the shelters and they also included a comfort room and kitchen inside their temporary homes.
The comfort rooms are spacious and there’s also a shower attached, while the houses built for Yolanda victims doesn’t have any private comfort rooms or kitchen.
The comfort room inside the temporary shelters for Marawi City siege victims Photo: PTV News
Before Christmas, it’s expected that 2,000 families can now enjoy their temporary homes while their trying to recover to the bloody siege that led into the total destruction of Marawi City.
“Si President Duterte laging hands on doon[ sa Marawi], talagang halos almost every two weeks andoon siya, umabot na doon sa ground zero, umabot na doon sa transition center. Iba yung Presidente natin ngayon, masipag, siguro dahil na rin meron siyang political will,” Engr. Victor Balba, Head of Operations at NHA said during the interview.
Aside from temporary shelters, the government is also planning to build satellite office of PTV in Marawi City.
Last week, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi City and his announcement also marked the start of the rehabilitation of the said city that suffered a five-month long war because of the terrorist group Maute.