Thursday, November 7, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga-Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has demolished 642 illegal structures along Pampanga River Delta that drain down Manila Bay.
Included in these encroachments were homes of informal settlers and prohibited fish pens.
“562 of the structures we had removed were located in the villages of Bebe Anac, Bebe Matua, San Agustin, Sagrada, Puti, San Pedro, Bulacus, and Malauli in Masantol while the remainder were in barangay Consuelo in Macabebe town,” DPWH Regional Director Antonio Molano disclosed.
Demolition took place from June 12,2012 to June 30, 2013.
“Crucial to the rehabilitation of Manila Bay is the relocation of informal settlers that reside within the three meter radius of the bodies of water surrounding the area,” Molano added.
Meanwhile, DPWH is currently working on the relocation of 573 informal settler families in Nueva Ecija and Tarlac that are also within the Manila Bay area.
“Demolition happens after the local government units have developed their Local Shelter Plans and identified their resettlement sites,” Molano explained.
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