MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said several Antique residents affected by Tropical Storm Paeng in 2022 will be able to move into their new homes by December.
“So to know that we have 770 families who will spend this Christmas in their new homes is some of the best news I’ve heard in a long time,” Marcos Jr. said. announced on Friday.
The homes are part of a project by the National Housing Authority.
In addition to the announcement, Marcos Jr. led also the distribution of 1,000 bags of smuggled premium rice in the province, which were part of the 42,180 bags seized by the Bureau of Customs in September.
Marcos Jr. also said his government will continue to address rice hoarding and smuggling problems.
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In response to calls for help, the Inquirer is expanding its outreach to families affected by Typhoon Paeng. Cash donations can be made to the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) current account no.: 007960018860 and via Maya