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Davao City to declare 15 areas ‘no build, habitation zones! Residents to be relocated

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The city government of Davao may relocate residents in 15 areas to be declared as “no build and habitation zones” for being prone to flooding and landslides, an official said.

Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) chief Alfredo Baloran said his office has come up with a recommendation regarding the no build and habitation zones in the city to prevent further loss of lives and properties.

“The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council already adopted our recommendation, we will make a resolution to be endorsed by the City Council for implementation,” Baloran said.

Prior to its implementation, he said the city housing will conduct an inspection of all residents living in the area to determine if they qualify for housing relocation.

Baloran added that all structures inside the no build and habitation zones will be demolished by the City Engineer’s Office.

The areas identified as prone to floods are Dike, Phase 3, NHA Bangkal in Barangay Talomo; Purok Lugot, Suraya Homes in Cabantian; Purok 23, Kuot, Davao Impress Subdivision in Barangay Sasa; San Juan Village, Bangkal in Barangay Talomo; Taal Riverside in Talomo and New San Isidro in Buhangin.

The landslide-prone areas are Purok Damayan in Barangay Buhangin Proper; Old Smokey Mountain in Barangay Matina Pangi; Quinones Compound in Barangay Matina Crossing; Purok 29-B, SPDA in Barangay Panacan; Phase 1, Greenland Subdivision in Barangay Cabantian; Purok 46, San Vicente in Barangay Talomo; Phase 3, Wellspring in Catalunan Pequeño; Abrazaldo Compound in Matina Crossing; and Sitio Gulay, Sincere Subdivision in Catalunan Pequeño.

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