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440 quake victims in Abra get housing aid


Abra, Philippines – At least 440 families in Abra whose house was damaged by a magnitude 7 earthquake last July 27 received emergency housing assistance from the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Thursday, August 11, 2022.


Families with totally wrecked shelter were given P20,000 each, while those with partially damaged ones got P10,000 each.


During the distribution program in the Municipality of Tayum, Secretary Jose Rizalino “Jerry” L. Acuzar relayed the aid was in response to the order of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to help with the house rehabilitation in the area.

The beneficiaries were said to have been selected based on the local Social Welfare and Development Office listing.


The official social media page of Abra province further disclosed that a housing project will be constructed in Tayum, in partnership with SM Development Corporation as aid.


Meanwhile, General Manager Joeben Tai of National Housing Authority informed that the agency will provide assistance to the owners of the 17,250 damaged houses in the province, as validated by their team.

“You have a clearer picture of what happened, we hope that you will continue to help us rebuild our lives in Abra, that you will continue to include us in your programs,” expressed Abra Congresswoman Menchie Bernos.


As of Wednesday, August 10, the total cost of infrastructure damage caused by the earthquake in Northern Luzon has reached P1,805,650,590.62 while damage to agriculture is already at P56,396,225.

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