National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Joeben Tai led the groundbreaking and capsule laying of the Minsapinit Housing Project in Gingoog City, a resettlement project for victims of the recent flooding in Northern Mindanao, on January 20, 2023.

The shear line weather disruption that hit Northern Mindanao last December 24 to 26, 2022, affected more than 51,692 families. Badly hit was Gingoog City, wherein 987 houses were damaged and destroyed.

On January 11, 2023, President Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr. directed the NHA to find a resettlement site for the affected families of the recent flooding.

Acting on the President’s order, GM Tai instructed the NHA Region X Office to coordinate with the city government of Gingoog for immediate implementation.

GM Tai said, “Patuloy po ang aming pakikipagtulungan sa local government unit para po makapag-identify ng mga resettlement sites para sa mga biktima ng shear line sa Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. Titignan po natin yung mga sites na pwedeng paglagyan ng resettlement.”

“Isa na po dito ang Minsapinit Housing Project na pangungunahan ng Gingoog LGU,” GM Tai added.

The Minsapinit Housing Project shall generate 125 single-storey row houses. Each unit shall have a living room, dining, kitchen, and two (2) bedrooms.

Meanwhile, joining GM Tai in the ceremony were Misamis Oriental Governor Peter M. Unabia, Misamis Oriental 1st District Representative Christian S. Unabia, Gingoog City Mayor Erick G. Cañosa, Gingoog City Vice Mayor Thaddeus P. Lugo, NHA Region X Manager Engr. Alfonso L. Borlagdan, and District 1 Manager Engr. Fe P. Ancheta.