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Mayors urged to create anti-squatting group

CITY and municipal mayors were recently urged by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo to create committees to combat squatting at the local level.

This is to intensify the campaign against illegal activities of professional squatters by asking local chief executives to form local committees against squatting syndicates and professional squatters (LCASSPS) in their respective localities.

Squatting Army brigade told to vacate camp

THE Philippine Army brigade responsible for the conduct of internal security operations in the Calabarzon region has been asked to vacate a 2-hectare private property it has been “squatting” on for some eight years now for its brigade headquarters.

Col. Leo Baladad, 202nd “Unifier” brigade chief, said they already got formal notice from the family of “Don” Terio Reyes to find another place as the owners now plan to use the property for business purposes.

“Although verbally, we were informed that we can still use the land for some time more but what is clear is that we cannot stay much longer than we wanted.

The Philippine Army was allowed by the Reyes family to use the property located in Bgy. Antipolo, Rizal, Laguna, back when current Southern Luzon (Solcom) commanding general Lt. Gen. Roland Detabali, was still the 202nd Brigade commander.

The area was deemed suitable for military purpose as it borders with San Pablo City.

Meanwhile, Baladad said they would have to share camp with the 1st Infantry Battalion, inside a 3-hectare government land titled to the National Power Corporation (Napocor) in the town of Cavinti.

Palace warns squatters not to return to devastated Isla de Oro

MANILA – Malacañang has warned local officials in Cagayan de Oro not to allow residents of Isla de Oro to return to the slum area that was devastated by the flash floods caused by tropical storm Sendong.

“The President gave very explicit instructions to the local government unit and to the Philippine National Police not to allow the residents to return. We have already seen what happened,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

Isla de Oro is a sandbar in the middle of the river that was turned into a squatter’s colony; many of the victims of the flash floods in Cagayan de Oro lived there.

Zero squatter in QC opposed by urban poor group

MANILA, October 10, 2011—Is the idea of zero squatter in the City of Stars, Quezon City, a viable idea? Not for the urban poor communities.

The Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap-Quezon City (Kadamay-QC) chapter cries foul on the proposal of totally wiping off the urban poor communities in the area.

They said, the “Zero Squatters 2013” idea of no less than Mayor Herbert Bautista is totally anti-poor and totally violates the poor peoples’ rights to abode.

Task force sets talk with Rotary Park squatters

THE Task Force on Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures (TF Asis) will conduct a dialogue on Friday with 125 squatter families currently occupying the more than one-hectare lot at the Parola area.

Known as the Rotary Park, the squatter families have started occupying the area abandoned by the Rotary Club of Iloilo in early 1980s.