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4,044 informal settlers in Malabon to get new houses

More than 4,000 informal settlers in Malabon City will get new houses.

Medium rise building will be constructed this quarter in compliance with the Supreme Court’s mandate to relocate squatter families before 2015.

In an interview, Pat Agcaoili, Malabon Housing Regulatory unit chief, said three medium-rise building will be constructed anytime this quarter for the “in-city” relocation program.

Mayor Antolin “LenLen” Oreta III has directed the Engineering and the Assessors offices to conduct an inventory to look for more “open spaces” in Malabon for possible housing sites.

Open spaces are real state properties subject for forfeiture after its owners failed to pay its tax obligations to the local government.

Agcaoili said five open spaces have already been identified during an inventory and papers are being cleared or under processed.

Oreta has signed as priority project the medium-rise building for the informal settlers along the Tullahan River, Tinajeros waterways, and Longos creek, Agcaoili said.

She said inventory of available open spaces for is continuously being undertaken for the in-city relocation of the 4,044 families.