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QC gov’t relocates families affected by Payatas landslide

Payatas landslide

The local government of Quezon City on Thursday vowed to provide assistance to families affected and displaced by the landslide that occurred in Barangay Payatas over the weekend.

According to Mayor Joy Belmonte, six of the 25 affected families have been relocated to the QC Housing Project No. 17 located in the same barangay.

“Agad na inilipat ang anim na pamilya na lubhang naapektuhan ng landslide dahil nawasak ang kanilang tahanan,” Belmonte said in a press release.

The landslide occurred at Sampaguita Extension.

She said the local government would extend financial aid to the affected families for the installation of needed utilities in the relocation site.

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Lawyer Jojo Conejero, acting assistant head of the Housing, Community Development and Resettlement Department, said the city government is coordinating with the National Housing Authority for the relocation of the remaining families that are living near the area of the landslide.

The Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office already declared the area as a danger zone.

Some residents opposed being relocated, saying they have been living in the area for many years.— GMA News

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