Capitol starts demolition of new illegal structures in Apas

Posted on September 5, 2012


THE Cebu provincial government started tearing down newly built illegal structures in the province-owned lots in Apas, Cebu City.

Three structures were demolished by the Cebu Provincial Real Properties Protection Task Force.

Ten more will soon be cleared, said Ramil Ayuman, Apas barangay captain.

Workers of a Capitol task force tear down a newly built house in a province-owned lot in barangay Apas. (JUNJIE MENDOZA)

He said there wasn’t any resistance or commotion, only queries.

“A certain Fernandez approached me and said that Wilson Peria, president of the association is asking for the court order,” said Ayuman.

Ayuman explained that it’s not a court orderered action but a “summary demolition” as stated in a Capitol memorandum dated August 31 that directed against new structures built on province-owned lots.

A copy was given to barangay captains of Busay and Apas, the Office of the Building Official, Kenneth Enriquez, and Cebu Provincial Police Director Patrocinio Comemdador, Jr.

These new structures include a riprap and a fence, Ayuman said.

The “illegal structures” in Provincial Lot 1179 were documented and reported by Capitol security guard Romelito Bajenting.

Oher new structures were put up by parties without permission from Capitol authorities on September 4 and 5.

“There’s malice in their building of these structures,” said Ayuman.

The task force is coordinating with barangay officials of Busay and Apas.

Ayuman urged people to report new structures built within the provincial lot to Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre. /Tweeny M. Malinao, Correspondent

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