Housing for Sendong Survivors

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January 25 was the 40th day after the Sendong tragedy. I believe it’s a Catholic tradition, when surviving love ones would offer prayers for the departed.

It is also the day of the commencement of the project of housing the Sendong survivors whose homes were completely washed out during the flood in December 17, 2011.

The relocation site is in Barangay Sta. Elena. Going to the place is by taking the jeepneys with Tominobo (Tomas Cabili) signs. The site is just adjacent to the existing Steel Town.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Cops guarding the road going to the relocation site. Important people such as Pnoy, Vnay, city officials and other United Nation personalities will be at the site for the commencement ceremony for the housing project.

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Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Yellow flags and ribbons going to Sta. Elena.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Motivational message, in English it is “We can do this! Onwards Iliganon!” At least that’s my translation.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
The relocation site, which according to some officials will accommodate 3,000 homes.

This site has been inspected and approved by the admirable geeks at Mines and Geosciences Bureau , unlike the total failure relocation site which was the Bayug Island.

Few people know this, but Bayug Island was the relocation site (pre Sendong era), insisted by some  Department head in City Hall. Obviously, millions of pesos and lives wasted in the process.

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Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
One of my first few shots inside the site. These soldiers are a bit nicer than the over-protective presidential/vice-president sekyo. These could also be Rene and Roberto‘s bodyguards, the two fat men at the right most.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
The Pilipinas Natin volunteers demoing the “Unity Dance”.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
These Michaelites are game by dancing the Unity Dance. I danced a bit too, but my selfish side is holding my hands and feet.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
These

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Garbanzos, Pastor Philamer Sabarre, a Maranao minister, and a tribal minister. I will update this data later.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
The busy miss Gina Cruz, the Mayor’s wife.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Bishop Enelito Galido saying a prayer.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Philamer Sabarre, the Newlife Christian Center pastor and Moral Recovery Program head.

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Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
A Maranao minister also gave his prayer.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
A representative from tribal minorities also prayed.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Iligan mayor made a quick speech. I don’t have Pnoy’s photo during his speech, my limited lens won’t let me.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
A quick look at the model house for the Sendong survivors.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Pnoy answering unrelated questions from mainstream media.

Sta. Elena Sendong relocation site
Waving President Benigno Aquino goodbye.

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