Soldiers get houses today
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The 130 low-cost housing units constructed by the Army’s 542nd Engineering Construction Battalion are now ready for occupancy by homeless soldiers and their families at the military reservation area in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Armed Forces chief Gen. Victor Ibrado will lead the turnover of the newly-completed houses to their beneficiaries today, at rites to be held at Camp Maj. Nelson Gerona in Murcia.
It was Ibrado who had pushed for the establishment of a low-cost housing units for solders assigned in Negros, while he was still the commanding officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in 2003, military records show.