From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 13): Army engineers, IOM complete construction of 10 bunkhouses for Zambo standoff victims
The government has completed the construction of 10 bunkhouses for families
displaced by last September’s standoff brought about by the infiltration of
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels.
Each of the bunkhouses built inside the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports
Complex has 12 rooms that could accommodate 10 to 15 person each room.
DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Administration Riduan Hadjimuddin said
Wednesday that nine of the bunkhouses were built by the Army Engineering
Brigade and the other one by the International Organization for Migration
(IOM). Each of the bunkhouses cost P516,000.
Hadjimuddin said that priority to occupy the bunkhouses are those whose
houses were partially or totally damaged during the standoff, with female
heads, pregnant women, lactating mothers, persons with disabilities, senior
citizens, and sick persons
Meanwhile, Hadjimuddin announced that 62 more bunkhouses will be built in
Barangay Tulungatung, 17 kilometers west of this city, and in Barangay
Taluksangay, 19 kilometers east of this city.
He said that 41 of the 62 bunkhouses will be constructed by the Army
Engineering Brigade and IOM in Tulungatung.
He said the remaining 21 to be built in Taluksangay will be constructed by
the Habitat for Humanity.
The construction of the bunkhouses are set to be completed next month,
according to Hadjimuddin.