ABOUT 60 of the 69 affected families of barangay 36 will be relocated by the Cagayan de Oro City Government to the Calaanan relocation site ahead of the court-ordered demolition schedule this Friday, March 31.

City Administrator Dionnie Gersana said the 9 families were found to be not qualified to be relocated since these families have been given units by the previous administration.

"These families have already houses given by the city, but sad to say, they still choose to live in the area," he said.

The City Government, however, will only provide the lot, and not a housing unit for each family.

Gersana said the city will only assist them in building their houses, and provide food packs for the first days of the families in the area.

Gersana said no demolition will happen since the area will be cleared by tomorrow.

"They have been transferring since Saturday and Sunday, because as early as Friday, we already conducted raffling for the lots," he said.

The supposed demolition of the houses is scheduled last year, but was moved several times after the city council, upon requests of the residents, asked Judge Eleuteria Algodon of Municipal Trial Court Branch 2 to postpone the scheduled demolition while the city was looking where the families will be relocated.

Barangays 36 and 31 are the areas in the city which faces demolition.

The 176 families of Barangay 31, meanwhile, might have to stay a little longer in the area as the residents offered to buy the lot instead of moving from the area.

Gersana said the residents addressed the issue to the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board and the National Housing Authority while the court and the city, he added, will have to wait for the resolution.

It can be recalled that the families refused to transfer to the evacuation center that the City Government provided in Pagatpat village.