Sheltering the Sendong Survivors: City Forges Strong Private Sector Partnership

City continues to forge strong partnership with private sector in a bid to hasten building shelter for Sendong survivors

Another ground breaking ceremony in Upper Bolonsiri, Cagayan de Oro City to build 200 houses marked the strong partnership of the City Government with the private sector in its bid to hasten relocation efforts for all Sendong survivors.

Last February 17, 2012, City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, joined Mr. Paul Soo, Chief of Berjaya Group Philippines, Executive Director Luis Oquiñana of Gawad Kalinga (GK) and other city government officials in the capsule laying during the groundbreaking ceremonies in a city government owned lot in Upper Bolonsiri.

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Members of Cagayan de Oro City Council were also present during the ground breaking ceremony. City officials came as one as they welcomed and supported the establishment of Berjaya Village in Upper Bolonsiri where construction of 200 houses will soon begin and hundreds of typhoon Sendong survivors will be provided with shelter, as well as moved to safer grounds.

mayor emano City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano see this partnership with Berjaya Group Philippines, an investment holding company, and Gawad Kalinga, as a great step towards fulfilling the City Government’s responsibility to run a responsive and efficient rehabilitation program for all affected families.