By Antonio Colina IV
DAVAO CITY – The displaced families from the most affected areas in Marawi City will be allowed to return home during the second “kambisita” on September 10 to establish ownership of the destroyed properties before the government starts the debris clearing.
During the Bangon Marawi Press Briefing on Friday, Task Force Bangon Marawi chairperson Eduardo del Rosario said it’s necessary that they would need to establish the metes and bounds of the individual lots even without the titles within the 250-hectare affected area which spanned across 24 barangays.
“We have to establish ownership of the lots and the buildings. As of now, we do not know exactly who own the lots and who own the buildings,” he said.
Del Rosario said that a workshop to be headed by Environment assistant secretary Michelle Go will be conducted for all agencies involved in the land resource management to determine the properties and the estimated cost because it would be difficult to proceed with the debris clearing.
“We need to start it from the most affected area. We have to be very definite, to the nearest inch or meter as we establish it, otherwise we will have future problems,” he added.
During the “kambisita,” he said they will let individual owners sign the consent allowing the government to clear their properties but they vowed destroyed buildings will not be touched unless they get consent from the owners.
Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., deputy commander of the Joint Task Force Ranao, said the second “kambisita” would be called a “social cartography” because they will also gather data from the displaced residents to be undertaken by the Department of Social Welfare and Development whose representatives are part of the 18 teams who will do the survey during the activity.
“We will be conducting a training by the first week of September for all of the members of the team including the team members coming from the LGU. So malaking training po iyong gagawin natin prior to the actual entering of the residents together with these trained teams,” he added.
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) director General Harold Clavite said the Department of Social and Welfare Development continues the distribution of basic social protection services for displaced families in the remaining evacuation centers and home-based tents.
He added the agency provides the ongoing distribution of hygiene kits, family kits and sleeping kits to about 6,832 home-based IDPs that are currently located in Lanao Del Norte.
He added the the DSWD with the local government of Marawi, TF members, and the World Food Program continues to prepare for the biometric profiling of all IDPs from Marawi City.
Del Rosario said there are about 817 remaining families in evacuation center while waiting for the completion of the second site of the temporary shelter that can accommodate around 1,500 families.
“We expect that all IDPs in all evacuation centers will be transferred to all temporary shelter by 2018 or by December. So by 2019, we would no longer see IDPs occupying evacuation centers,” he said.