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Mar Roxas: Creekside slums being cleared at 200 families a week

Informal settlers living along eight major waterways in Metro Manila are being relocated to safer communities at 200 families every week as part of the government’s flood-control initiatives, according to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

649 squatter families from Pasay now Caviteños


More than 600 families have been relocated from Maricaban Creek in Pasay City as part of the government’s ongoing program to clear the clogged waterways in Metro Manila and mitigate the effects of perennial flooding during the rainy season.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Antique relocation questioned


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has raised questions on the relocation of hundreds of residents of Semirara Island in Antique province by the municipal government of Caluya.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

House probe sought on where P50B resettlement fund went


A party-list group allied with President Benigno Aquino III is seeking an investigation into the P50 billion in housing funds his administration had allocated for the relocation of squatters from Metro Manila’s danger zones.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Yolanda bunkhouses substandard but not overpriced, says Senate public works body

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate public works committee has concluded that the bunkhouses built for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda’’ in Eastern Visayas were substandard, but not overpriced.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »