PAGCOR sponsors temporary homes for Marawi evacuees
The Bakwit Village will soon rise as funded by gaming revenues.
The Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators Group and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) have teamed up to build a temporary community for families displaced by the five-month battle in Marawi City.
The new community will serve as the new home for 300 families starting Dec. 10, which PAGCOR eyes as the turnover date for the turnover of the shelters located in Matungao, Lanao del Norte.
Modular units made of light wooden materials will be given to families chosen by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who are currently living in evacuation centers.
Another set of 320 units will be handed out within the first quarter of 2018, PAGCOR said. Each house is worth P200,000 each.