[In the news] 41,000 informal settlers in Cebu City wait for land | Sun.Star
41,000 informal settlers in Cebu City wait for land | Sun.Star.
By Razel V. Cuizon, http://www.sunstar.com.ph
April 12, 2014
CEBU CITY — Years after the City Government started distributing lots to homeless constituents under its socialized housing program, at least 41,000 informal settlers are still awaiting relocation.
Some of the beneficiaries who have settled in some of the city’s socialized housing sites have started a new life in the upland barangays.
Records from the Division for the Welfare of the Urban Poor (DWUP) showed that some 10,000 of the total estimated number of informal settlers used to live beside creeks or in the easement zones of the rivers, which were considered as danger zones.
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