By PR | 08:02 PM March 08, 2022
Determined to help fellow Bol-anons who lost their homes to the typhoon, Bohol Gov. Art Yap shared the concept of the “Balay Bol-anon Project” to make sure those who are in need will receive help.
In a meeting with Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP), chairman of the board of directors of Meralco Group of Companies and chairman of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and Smart Communications Incorporated (PLDT-Smart), Yap presented Bohol’s current situation almost two months after Supertyphoon Odette barreled through the province.
The “Balay Bol-anon Project” is through a website where donors can be acquainted with designs and costings for resiliency homes, and matched to beneficiaries listed from Bohol’s towns. Also found on the website are instructions on how the donors can transfer funds to build homes for the victims. Aside from this, the website also includes status reports of the building activities of non-government organizations, civil society and private groups.
Furthermore, the provincial government will also leverage funds in working with partners who will join in this effort.
Yap personally thanked Pangilinan for further support of the project granting that PLDT already committed to giving P10 million.
The “Balay Bol-anon Project” will be launched soon with more details and information which can be seen at the http://www.shelter.bohol.gov.ph website.
In the meeting, Yap also apprised Pangilinan with Bohol’s agriculture programs. Pangilinan said he would like to participate in corporate farms to help Bohol’s farmers lower their costs and increase their incomes.
Also present during the meeting were Alfredo Panlilio, president and CEO of PLDT-Smart, Ma. Esther Santos, president of PLDT – Smart Foundation, and Jeffrey Tarayao, president of One Meralco Foundation.