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Aquino, Lim have different plans for Tondo fire victims

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Aquino, Lim have different plans for Tondo fire victims


A reactive Malacañang has deemed it logical to get thousands of families out of the shore area Baseco Compound which has been described as openly vulnerable to danger but Manila city government had other plans in the area which was wiped out of shanties early this year due to fire.

In visiting Baseco Compound in Vitas, Tondo, President Aquino hinted at plans to immediately get some 1,500 families from an area referred to as the Isla Puting Bato to a safer place, even as he hinted at an in-city relocation area where he said could still accommodate informal settlers from the area.

However, Manila city government has other plans that seem far from what Malacañang wanted — a walled tent city.

“We have an in-city relocation that has hardly been filled up, from what I remember only 20 percent of the site is occupied. Or you may want to go back to your provinces through our ‘balik-probinsya’ program,” said Aquino who cited the need for a relocation area that is conducive and safe for human settlement..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2425-aquino-lim-have-different-plans-for-tondo-fire-victims

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