Old nursery demolition halted

Posted on November 8, 2012



The demolition of homes in the old nursery of the Cebu City government in the North Reclamation Area was put on hold yesterday.

Families of the seven houses demolished last Tuesday will be provided with tents by City Hall.

Dept. for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) head Collin Rosell said the demolition has been halted until the informal settler’s relocation site in La Guerta in barangay Lahug is ready.

Quoting results of a DWUP survey, 26 structures were illegally built in the area. At least 14 were built inside the nursery compound while 22 were built nearby.

Rosell said the 14 families qualify for city government relocation.

He said residents ignored the order from City Hall vacate the government property and only sought DWUP’s assistance when the demolition started last Tuesday. /Chief of Reporters Doris C. Bongcac

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