By Antonio Colina IV
DAVAO CITY – The displaced families from the worst affected areas in Marawi City may return home during the second "kambisita" on September 10 to establish the ownership of the destroyed property before the government starts pillaging.
During the Bangat Marawi press briefing on Friday, Task Force Bangon Marawi president Eduardo del Rosario said it was necessary to establish the metes and bounds of the individual lots, even without the titles within the 250-hectare affected area that extends over 24 barracks.
"We have to become owners of the lots and buildings, and from now on we do not know exactly who owns the lots and who owns the buildings," he said.
Del Rosario said that a workshop led by Environment Assistant Secretary Michelle Go will be conducted for all bodies involved in the management of the land stock to determine the properties and the estimated costs, because it would be difficult to continue with the rubble clearance.
"We have to start from the most affected area, we have to be very clear, at the nearest centimeter or meter if we determine it, otherwise we have future problems," he added.
During the & # 39; kambisita & # 39; he said that they would give individual owners permission to give the government permission to clear their property, but they promised that destroyed buildings will not be touched unless they get permission from the owners.
Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., deputy commander of the Ranao Joint Task Force, said the second "kambisita" would be called a "social cartography" because they will also collect data from the displaced residents to be taken by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Public Health. Development of which the representatives are part of the 18 teams that will carry out the survey during the activity.
"In the first week of September, we will provide training for all members of the team, including the team members from the LGU, so malmaktraining po iyong gagawin natin prior to actually entering the residents together with these trained teams," he added.
Director General of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Harold Clavite, said the Department of Social Affairs and Welfare is continuing the distribution of basic social protection facilities for displaced families in the remaining evacuation centers and home-based tents.
He added that the agency offers the ongoing distribution of hygiene kits, family sets and sleeping kits to about 6828 home-based IDPs currently in Lanao Del Norte.
He added the DSWD to 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 that there are about 817 remaining families in the evacuation center pending the completion of the second location of the temporary shelter that accommodates approximately 1,500 families.
"We expect that all displaced persons in all evacuation centers will be transferred to all temporary shelter by 2018 or by December, so by 2019 IDPs would no longer occupy evacuation centers," he said.