Mayor Vicente Y. Emano approved the beneficiaries’ request for a ‘Baryo-Baryo’ arrangement in the assignment of houses where the Sendong survivors will occupy in the Relocation Sites.
The ‘Baryo-Baryo’ scheme was suggested and agreed by the majority of the beneficiaries during the recent consultation and assembly held at the Calaanan Relocation site.
This scheme intends to keep previously established communities intact by assigning, say, Isla de Oro inhabitants to live adjacent to each other. Thus, survivors who previously lived in Cala-cala will be assigned to occupy houses next to each other, and so forth.
This way, the transition is easier and smoother due to the familiar presence of old neighbors and friends around them.
The Mayor also allowed requests for groups of 4 brothers/sisters, each with families of their own, to occupy the 4 rooms of the same quadruplex unit, and for frail senior citizens to occupy houses adjacent to their children’s families.
The beneficiaries expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the Mayor for his humane consideration.