4 mid-rise buildings for Tipolo fire victims

MANDAUE City Government will build mid-rise buildings as socialized housing for the fire victims at Sitio Maharlika, Barangay Tipolo, this city.

Lawyer John Eddu Ybañez, executive secretary of Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, said they target to have the groundbreaking within the year.

They will build four mid-rise socialized housing buildings worth P600 million funded by the National Housing Authority.

The housing will have four to five floors of condominium type units which will benefit the 204 families of fire victims classified as house owners.

“We did not demolish them, we are conducting clearing operation of the Cebu International Convention Center that supposed to be a temporary shelter for the fire victims and their stay has been long due,” said Ybañez in a mix of Cebuano and English.

Ybañez clarified that the renters and the sharers will not benefit the said housing.

“The cash assistance given to them last year supposed to be used to look for another place to rent,” said Ybañez in a mix of Cebuano and English.

Ybañez said the only assistance they can offer to the families whose houses will be demolished is the use of government vehicles in transporting their things anywhere in Mandaue City.

According to Ybañez that they lot has been leveled and is ready for the development of the mid-rise housing building however, some parts of the lot is private owned which needs to be settled before the development.

“We are still having talks with the private lot owners. They have presented their proposals to sell their lot to the city. We still need to settle need to know the price through the appraisal committee,” said Ybañez in a mix of Cebuano and English. (KFD)