City forms management team for relocation sites

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Monday, January 13, 2014


THE City Government is creating a management estate team in all the relocation sites for thousands of informal settlers in Iloilo City through a memorandum of agreement.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was made among 14 management team members, government agencies and the private sector concerned with the establishment of relocation sites.

The biggest relocation site is at Barangay Lanit in Jaro district with 1,000 housing units for informal settlers transferred from the river banks and tributaries, other danger zones, fire victims and those ejected from the private lots.

Senator Franklin Drilon proposed the creation of the team to coordinate the activities and development of relocation sites, including house rules and regulations.

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The City Government also provided the 5.6-hectare lot at Lanit, known now as the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision 1. It is also finalizing the lot purchase at Barangay Sooc, Arevalo, for more than 700 housing units that will be known as the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision 2.

Mabilog and Drilon recently led the ground breaking of a lot at Lanit relocation site, where an integrated school for children will be constructed.

There were 79 families from North San Jose Molo district that were transferred to the Lanit site; eight families from the road widening project in San Rafael to Bolilao, Mandurriao; 25 families from Dungon Creek at Magsaysay Village in La Paz district; 18 families from Budburan creek in Alalasan, Lapuz; and 21 families from the drainage project site in San Pedro to Tap-oc in Molo district.

Scheduled to be transferred by the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office within this year are 100 families from the Dungon Creek in Bolilao, Mandurriao; 61 families from Dungon Creek at Barangay Our of Lourdes in Jaro; 19 families at Dungon Creek in Barangay San Vicente, Jaro; 133 families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao; 23 families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Desamparados, Jaro; nine families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Sta Rosa, Mandurriao; seven families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Dungon A, Jaro; 54 families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Taft North, Mandurriao; 73 families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Calubihan, Jaro; and 23 families from Dungon Creek in Barangay Cuartero, Jaro.

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