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Bohol still looking for resettlement sites for quake victims

Posted On 2014 Mar 19
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Residents walk past a destroyed church belfry in Tubigon, Bohol , a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines October 16, 2013.  (MNS photo)

Residents walk past a destroyed church belfry in Tubigon, Bohol , a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines October 16, 2013. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Five months after a magnitude-7.2 quake devastated Bohol, officials in the province are still looking for sites where they can relocate residents affected by the calamity.

In Clarin town, state-run Philippine Information Agency reported Mayor Allen Piezas is still arranging for sites for relocation.

Piezas was quoted in the report as saying he is arranging for Buacao and another site for relocation of quake victims.

But the mayor also said towns have no funds for resettlement lots, the PIA said.

It added the mayor is now arranging a term with the Bohol provincial local government to have National Housing Authority funds to buy lots.

The October quake was one of the major disasters that hit the Visayas in late 2013. (MNS)

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