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Relocation site unsafe, says ex M’daue dad

November 26, 2012

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A former city councilor of Mandaue City is saying the 6.5-hectare relocation site in barangay Paknaan is unsafe for human settlement. Victor Biaño, who will run for mayor next year, said a significant portion of the Paknaan relocation site is actually a mangrove (pagatpatan) area. “When I was still a city councilor, the council didn’t […]

Mandaue delays demolition in danger zones

November 22, 2012

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Residents of houses erected on areas classified as danger zones in four barangays Mandaue City were given a temporary reprieve after city officials granted their request for a stay in demolition. According to Tonypet Juanico, Housing and Home Site Regulation Officer, the demolition deadline was pushed back to December 14 from December 7 after affected […]

City Council wants to stop Citi Center eviction

November 16, 2012

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THIS time, the Cebu City Council did not mind giving authority to Mayor Michael Rama. The city legislature approved a resolution sponsored by Councilor Alvin Dizon asking the mayor to negotiate a rental agreement with occupants of the Citi Center Complex in barangay Kamagayan, instead of evicting them. The mayor isn’t happy about being told […]

Court freezes eviction order for Citi Center

November 9, 2012

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OCCUPANTS facing eviction in the the Cebu City government-owned Citi Center Commercial Complex in barangay Kamagayan can remain in the property for at most 20 days. A status quo order was issued by the court on Nov. 7. “That is just temporary,” said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who expressed confidence it would be lifted […]

Old nursery demolition halted

November 8, 2012

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  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 […]

Demolition starts in old nursery site

November 7, 2012

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She went out of the house about 8 a.m. yesterday to have rice milled for her baby’s “lugaw” (porridge). When she returned soon after, 29-year-old Christine Quiamco, saw a City Hall wrecking crew tearing down her shanty at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City. The mother said she didn’t have enough money for a […]

Citi Center squatters seek court aid to stop their eviction

November 6, 2012

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AT least 26 occupants of the Citi Center Commercial Complex in barangay Kamagayan in Cebu City went to court to fight off an eviction. Assisted by three lawyers, the occupants sought a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and an injunction to prevent the Cebu city government from ordering them to move out. Named defendants in the […]

Barangay Carreta and S. Osmeña Road residents appeal for stay of demolition

November 6, 2012

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  LEAH Tornu, 28, is worried her pre-school son Peter John and other school children in their neighborhood have to drop out of school if a court-ordered demolition pushes through. Eugenio Fuente Jr., sheriff IV of the Regional Trial Court Branch 7, said the notice to vacate in a writ of a demolition against 56 […]

‘Fire victims don’t need to move out’

October 20, 2012

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After Wednesday’s big fire that destroyed houses of 79 families in barangay Day-as, Cebu City, can fire victims return to rebuild? Some residents picked through the ruins, salvaging building materials but they were stopped from doing more by the private property owner. Councilor Alvin Dizon, worried about the reports, said urban poor residents who’ve been […]

8 Bo. Luz households find relocation

October 15, 2012

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EIGHT out of 32 families whose homes were demolished a week before in barangay Luz, Cebu City have been relocated, Cebu City officials said last week. According to the Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) four families from sitio Mabuhay were tranferred to barangay Bulacao while four other families from sitio Lubi […]