Cebu City Government together with Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) distributed housing materials to the 262 home owners who lost their houses to the fire that hit Ermita last May.

Round 2000 plywood and 2000 galvanized iron sheets were distributed today for the fire victims of Barangay Ermita. Those whose houses were completely burned were given 10 pieces of plywood and g.i. sheets and 5 pcs. of plywood and g.i. sheets for the owners of partially burned houses. The fire victims were also given cash assistance beforehand.

Former DSWS Head Lea Japson explained to the beneficiaries as why there was a delay in the distribution of the housing materials. She said that there is a change in the procurement of the housing materials which includes bidding after the victims were reblocked. (Jessa L. Celocia & Levy Sayago/PIO)distribution 2