Duterte orders management of informal settlers-A A +A
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed a series of executive orders (EOs) mandating the reconstitution of the committees that supervise the informal settlers in the city.
The EOs, signed on September 25, covered the Davao City Task Force on Relocation and Resettlement (TFRR), the Task Force Sasa Wharf Relocation, and also called for further study on how to proceed with the relocation of the city's informal settlers, including the process, timeline and budget for the Sasa Wharf informal settlers; reconstituting the composition of the Local Housing Board; and reconstituting the membership of the Davao City committee against squatting syndicates and professional squatters (Cassps).
The four committees are chaired by the city mayor and co-chaired by the city administrator.
The members of the Davao City Task Force on Relocation and Resettlement (TFRR), as reconstituted under EO No. 27, are City Legal Office (CLO), City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Housing and Homesite Division (CHHD), City Engineer’s Office (CEO), City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), Presidential Commission on Urban Poor (PCUP), National Housing Authority (NHA), Davao City Police Office (DCPO), City Council (SP) chair of Committee on Housing, Urban and Rural Development.
The EO No. 27 also forms the action team, which will oversee the actual eviction and/or relocation of affected persons and the dismantling of structures. The action team is composed of CEO as team leader, CHHD-CPDO as assistant team leader, and City Health Office (CHO), CSSDO, PCUP, barangay captain of area affected and NGO/ Urban Poor Organization (UPO) representative as members.
Meanwhile, the EO No. 29 (reorganization and reconstituting of the membership of Task Force Sasa Wharf Relocation and to conduct further study, evaluate and provide an action plan on how to proceed with the relocation of the informal settlers, including the process, timeline and budget for the Sasa Wharf informal settlers) is formed for the implementation of the Sasa Seaport Expansion Project.
The City Planning and Development Coordinator Housing and Homesite Division is tasked as the vice chairperson, with members composed of the City Council chair on committee on housing, rural and urban development, Sasa barangay captain, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) 11 ports manager, CSSDO, committee against squatting syndicates and professional squatters and CEO.
On the other hand, the members of the Local Housing Board, as reconstituted under EO No. 30, are SP chair on committee on housing, rural and urban development, CPDO, City Housing Office, Regional Shelter and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Association of Barangay Captains, UPO (at large), UPO District 1, Upo District 2, UPO District 3, NGO, Housing Developer Organization, Technical and/or Professional Groups, and Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCCII).
The Local Housing Board provides the needs of urban poor communities in terms of shelter and housing in the city.
Lastly, the EO No. 31 (reconstituting the membership of the Davao City committee against squatting syndicates and professional squatters (Cassps) provides the recomposition of the Cassps.
The members are CPDO, CHHD, CLO, PCUP, UPO, DCPO, liga ng mga barangay-Davao City chapter and Housing and Urban Development Council, while the SP chair for committee on housing, rural and urban development, NHA, Department of Justice, National Bureau of Investigation and Department of Interior and Local Government are the consultants.
The four EOs were all released on September 27, Friday.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 01, 2013.