CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The local government unit (LGU) of Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental province has opened a new city college building and housing resettlement from various national government offices in the area.
On Friday morning, local officials and representatives from the National Housing Authority in Northern Mindanao (NHA-10) led the groundbreaking and capsule laying of the PHP50-million housing project in Barangay Minsapinit, a resettlement project for families affected by the recent flooding in the city.
NHA General Manager Joeben Tai said the Minsapinit housing project is projected to have 125 single-story rows of houses in 4.98 hectares of government land.
"We will continue to consult with the LGU in additional resettlement sites so that more families will be accommodated," he said.
During the flooding brought by the shear line in December last year, more than 51,692 families were affected and about 987 houses were damaged.
New college building
Meanwhile, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go on Thursday led the turnover of the new four-story building for the Community College of Gingoog City (CCGC) worth PHP52.6-million that was funded under his office.
Gingoog Mayor Erick Cañosa said the school's upgrade has long been pursued by the local government to materialize.
"We used to dream that a school would be built, so our leaders tried way back in 2019 when we assumed office," he said.
Through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-10’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program, Go also handed over educational assistance to the 750 students of CCGC along with food and hygiene packs.
"One of my main concerns for the youth is to stay away from illegal drugs, I ask you not to waste what (former) President (Rodrigo) Duterte started to fight against illicit drugs and crime," the senator said.
Misamis Oriental Governor Peter Unabia said they are also working toward establishing another building, a sports complex, an oval and a dormitory for CCGC. (PNA)