April 27, 2010 in Featured
By QUISHELLE GAHID
TUBA, Benguet — The Provincial officials and beneficiaries of Philippine national Red Cross (PNRC) here expressed their gratitude to donors from Germany and Switzerland for Shelter Repair Kits they received.
Oscar Paris, Chapter Administrator- PNRC- Benguet Chapter, reported that the Shelter Rehabilitation Project for the typhoon Pepeng victims were given to the beneficiaries qualified by the PNRC in the form of Shelter Repair Kits and the Full Shelter Repair Kit.
The model houses were showcased in order to show the public that the same house will be put up in other provinces. He added that there are 327 beneficiaries who were provided the shelter repair kit where there houses were just partially damaged while 220 recipients who were granted with the full shelter kit where houses were totally wrecked by the typhoon.
Paris said that there are still 113 beneficiaries who are still waiting for relocation sites .
Mayor Florencio Bentres , Board of Director-PNRC-Benguet Chapter, thanked them in behalf of Tuba where 19 displaced families received the shelter repair kit .
Hans Keller, Construction Delegate of Swiss Red Cross, said that the project aims to give shelter to the affected community especially the rainy season is approaching. He added that the project supports the beneficiaries to get back to their normal lives.
Jurg Casserini, Cousellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland, said that with their help, he is hoping that the beneficiaries will have the chance to live normally. He then also added that prevention is as much help to repair the damages.
Richard Labaoig, Abelardo Depayso, and Genita Bengwasan where one of those beneficiaries who were given the full shelter kit and they are thankful enough that they were given help. Despite the election ban, Paris said that it did not stop them to find ways to help the affected community.
In behalf of Governor Nestor Fongwan, George Camhit, Executive Assistant, said that the government of Benguet is hoping that the partnership will continue and that the local officials will play more active role towards helping their own community. #nordis.net