VP Binay vows quick construction of houses for Yolanda victims within first year in office

MANILA, Philippines — United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) presidential bet Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Thursday vowed to complete the construction of around 190,000 houses for victims of typhoon Yolanda.

“I will make sure that all housing projects for (typhoon) Yolanda victims will be completed within my first year in office,” Binay said in Filipino.

The housing need for 14 provinces in the Visayas reached 205,128 housing units, government data showed.

Out of the said number, 17,641 units have been built as of October 2015. Meanwhile, the government expects to build another 92,554 units by December.

“I will order all government agencies involved in housing programs to resolve all problems and concerns in order to speed up the construction of the houses for Yolanda victims,” he added.

The UNA standard bearer also vowed to hasten the release of calamity funds for the welfare of disaster victims. PNA/northboundasia.com