The transfer of bona fide beneficiaries from their tents to their assigned permanent houses in the Calaanan Relocation site commences today.
This was already decided during the recent assembly and consultation proceedings between City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano and the relocatees who were validated for final transfer on April 25.
The transfer was supposed to coincide with President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to the city. However, due to the postponement of the President’s visit, the official schedule for relocation was also postponed to the 27th of April when the city will also formally turn-over the houses to the beneficiaries.
The Mayor, however, declared that he will start moving the beneficiaries today, April 25, so that all those validated for the transfer will have been moved and already in place when the President comes on Friday.
It is reported that there are a total of 320 beneficiary families who will be moved to their permanent relocation sites between April 25 to 27. This, after a very stringent verification and validation process undertaken by the Estate Management Division (EMD).
The transfer process shall be made under the supervision of the Estate Management Division (EMD) with equipment and transportation provided by the city Engineer’s Office and the Barangay Assistance Center (BAC).
Mayor Emano, President Aquino, VP Jejomar Binay, together with local officials and non-governmental organizations shall officially turn-over the quadruplex houses to the initial 320 beneficiaries through raffling.