RA 7279, Sec 28 states that the Local Government Units (LGUs) in coordination with the National Housing Authority (NHA) shall provide the relocation/resettlement sites with basic services and access to employment and livelihood opportunities sufficient to meet the basic needs of affected families. Three years has come and gone, yet the Marikina relocatees of Phase 2, Southville 7 in Calauan, Laguna are yet deprived of this right. -MORE-
In September 2009, Typhoon Ondoy struck Metro Manila including the City of Marikina. In February 2010, around 1,200 family-victims from Barangays Fortune, Nangka, Concepcion and Tañong transferred in different relocation sites in Laguna. Marilyn Manalastas, a mother of three, shared their situation in Phase 2, Southville 7. “Nung una, pinangako sa amin na bukod sa bahay, m...