PAF men to aid Habitat for Humanity Philippines in building homes for indigent families in Payatas

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm 

MANILA, April 2 – Aside from protecting the country's airspace from hostile aircraft, the Philippine Air Force (PAF), in line with its humanitarian and human development mission, has announced that it will be helping Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFH) construct houses for marginalized families in Bistekville 1, Payatas, Quezon City on April 16.

Lt. Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol, PAF spokesperson, said the command's 355th Air Engineering Wing based in Basa Air Base, Pampanga will be aiding the above-mentioned group in its endeavor by providing free labor, together with at least 60 PAF personnel from Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

The new houses, estimated to be around 30 units, are expected to be completed by June 15.

Okol said HFH Philippines is a non-profit organization that serves Filipinos in need of decent homes.

The organization brings together partners who share the same vision of transforming lives through building responsible and sustainable communities.

Established in 1988, HFH Philippines is a country- affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

For the past 23 years, HFH Philippines has served over 32,000 families throughout the country.

HFH Philippines envisions that every Filipino family has a decent place to live in. (PNA)

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