Yolanda housing?

The meme below, though it does not mention Mar, was obviously created to discredit him and the administration.


First: the “Japan” photos are NOT of housing projects for tsunami survivors. They are of a condominium complex in Yokohama City, which is located south of Tokyo—far from the tsunami site. (The condominium became the subject of controversy after it was discovered to be tilting due to substandard construction.)

Second: The utilization of the Yolanda funds has already been tackled in a separate article.

Finally: Here are pictures of the Yolanda housing projects, as of November 2015.


Let’s look at some of these sites more closely.

Tacloban, Leyte

According to the NEDA website, an initial batch of 306 families has already transferred from three bunkhouses located in Ipi, Abucay, and the NHA compound to the permanent relocation site in Ridgeview Park 1. The NHA, DSWD, and Tacloban LGU hope to finish transferring the remaining 491 this month.

To welcome the families to their new homes, the DSWD-Field Office VIII provided them with Pabaon Packs containing plastic mats, mosquito nets, blankets, cooking pots, and 25 kg of rice.


As of November 2015, 400 families have been accommodated in Villa Diana, also in Tacloban City.

villa diana

Cadiz, Negros Occidental

In Cadiz City, 650 houses have been built as of December 2015.


Pontevedra, Capiz

In Brgy. Guba, Pontevedra, Capiz, 50 one-story houses have been built in Belle Village III as of March 2016. It is now a thriving community with electricity and water supply.


Still unconvinced? This video by NEDA provides a quick overview of the projects and features testimonials from the beneficiaries.

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