CATBALOGAN CITY, Dec. 3 -- Gawad Kalinga (GK) and the city government here on Saturday turned over 30 housing units to landslide victims in Mercedes village four years after the tragedy.

Malaysia-based Berjaya Corp. funded the construction of the housing units that started August this year through a system that required recipients to contribute 1,500 hours to haul sand, gravel, and hollow blocks.

City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, GK Visayas Island head Kevin Caballero and GK Provincial head Joseph Edward Baltazar led the turn-over ceremony of housing units built within a 1.5-hectare lot in Payao village donated by the city government to GK.

"These new homes will give a chance to the families to start a new life. This is the answer to their tro...