City helps transfer of families

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

RESIDENTS who earlier agreed to demolish their houses near Mahiga Creek in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City, may use their old materials to build their new homes in the 6.5 relocation site in Barangay Paknaan.

The Mandaue City Government helped the families who will be moved out from the danger areas by providing each of them a 32-sq.-m. lot in Paknaan.

Last Monday, the City’s anti-squatting team started to implement an executive order that mandates to demolish Sitios Mahayag and Mahusay in Subangdaku.


The residents, then, agreed to voluntarily demolish their respective houses.

Families who will move to the relocation site will just have to secure their construction materials to build their new houses.


Tony Pet Juanico, housing and homesite regulation officer of the Housing and Urban Development Office (HUDO), said the affected families may bring their old construction materials to Paknaan.

Juanico said the Department of Public Works and Highways provided them two dump trucks to help the two sitios transport their belongings.

One of the residents affected, who attended the press conference yesterday, asked for ample time for them to fully demolish their houses.

She said the 6.5 relocation site has no boundary stone yet for them to determine where their portion of land is.

Juanico said they are now facilitating and assessing the families.

There will only be 100 families from each sitio in Mahayag and Mahusay that will be transferred to the site.

The rest will be given financial assistance.


There are about 4,000 families who are living within the danger zones in Mandaue City that needs to be transferred to a safer place.

Juanico said the 1,200 families living near Mahiga Creek and Butuanon River will be moved to Paknaan.

He said the city hopes to achieve it by the end of the year.

The rest 2,800 families will be provided with financial assistance.

Juanico said the City also conducted a feasibility study for the construction of medium-rise condominium-type buildings for those residents who can longer be accommodated in Paknaan.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 27, 2014.

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