The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) has scheduled relocation of about 270 informal settler families along Estero de Magdalena in Tondo, Manila. The first batch begins June 20 (Thursday).
In coordination with the National Housing Authority and local inter-agency committee (LIAC), PRRC will relocate the ISFs along Estero de Magdalena to Summer Homes in Trece Martires, Cavite.
The 270 families will be resettled in groups on June 20, 21, 26, and 27.
The families had previously briefed through social preparation in form of ccommunity dialogues, documentary completion, and site trips/inspections arranged by PRRC with LIAC.
Each validated family will be provided financial assistance under “Oplan Likas” by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development will take control of the logistical provisions, such as rice, canned goods, and beverages.
“We express our sincerest gratitude to all our partners, most especially to Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun for keeping his promise of helping us find safer homes for the families of Estero de Magdalena. We believe that Mayor-elect Gemma Lubigan will help us continue this noble humanitarian effort to save our countrymen from living in a dangerous environment,” PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio Goitia said.
“The relocation of 270 informal settler families of Estero de Magdalena is also part of our commitment to fast track the rehabilitation of the Pasig River, which also contributes largely to the Manila Bay rehabilitation,” he added.
News source: Manila Bulletin