TACLOBAN CITY, July 20 (PNA) — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) will file more raps against dwellers near waterways who will not demolish their houses and other structures that caused obstruction.
Idelbrando Bernadas, CDRRMO chief, said that they already filed charges against three people in line with their campaign to clear the city’s waterways.
“Before, the city government could create a demolition team. But this time, I am calling these people living near creeks to demolish their structures,” said Bernadas who supervises the clearing of waterways and shorelines of the city as part of the National Disaster Consciousness Month celebration.
The clearing of waterways in the city headed by the CDRRMO and the Department of Public Works and Highways is in partnership with Office of Civil Defense and other stakeholders.
“The campaign will run for one month in preparation for the rainy season,” he said.
“After this clearing operation of waterways, we will focus on easement areas, wherein 10 meters from the center, no structures should be built to clog waterways,” he added.
Some 11,000 residents living along waterways will be affected by the city government’s massive clearing operation, according to Bernadas.
Among the city’s major waterways are the Mangon-bangon creek and Burayan river. (PNA)