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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Illegal setllers inside government complex perimeter area to be removed

by David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Jan. 10 (PIA) –- The Committee on Provincial Government Complex Illegal Settlers (PGCIS) Task Force convened the other day to discuss the strategies on the removal of illegal settlers who have constructed their shanties inside the provincial capitol area, while engaging in small businesses like carinderia, snack counter and other businesses.

The purpose of the removal is to give way for any improvements that the provincial government are set to implement for the government infrastructure and other development projects soonest.

Josefina Bajade, chairperson of PGCIZ called on a meeting with the committee members on the committee’s plan and strategy on how to remove the settlers from the area harmoniously and peacefully.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of DPWH 1st District Office, the Provincial Engineering Office, the Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Informatio Office, Provincial Assessment Office, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, the PNP and the 52nd Engineering Brigade.

As the first move, the committee agreed that they send “notice to vacate” to those who will be affected and inform them that they are only given one month to prepare in order to leave the area.

Among the areas that will affected are found in the gate of the Provincial Health Office, shanties and houses in front of DADA radio station, those having their shanties occupying the area within the 52nd Engineering Brigade and those living around the area of the Provincial Jail, estimated to reached up to 64 illegal settlers.

The provincial government of Agusan del Sur will extend financial assistance to those affected families who are just relying their daily income by having small businesses inside the government center area. (PIA-Agusan del Sur)

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