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Oplan Likas saves 649 Families

July 10, 2014

Some 649 families living along danger zones in Maricaban creek in Pasay City were relocated to safe, decent, and affordable housing units under the national governent’s “Oplan Likas” program.

“Oplan Likas” or “Lumikas para Iwas Kalamidad at Sakit,” is being spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) which aims to clear Metro Manila of informal settlers families (ISFs) from danger zones in various parts of Metro Manila through their voluntary relocation that hopes to speed up the unimpeded flood management system in...

649 Families Rescued from Danger Zones under Oplan Likas

July 9, 2014

As a result of government efforts to clear Metro Manila’s informal settler families (ISFs) from dangerous waterways, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas led today the ceremonies for the turnover of the cleared three-meter easement of Maricaban Creek in Pasay City to barangay officials of Barangay 180 and 183.

Roxas said the creek’s 3-meter easement is now cleared after around 649 ISFs living along the waterway voluntarily relocated in a resettlement site located in Brgy. Hugo in Trece Martirez City since November 2013 under the government’s “Oplan...

Roxas Inspection uncovers Warehouse mixing Commercial Rice with Animal Feeds

July 8, 2014

A government team inspecting warehouses suspected to be used in hoarding activities today discovered an appalling modus operandi: rice imported from Thailand are mixed with broken rice intended for animal feeds then sold to the market as premium Sinandomeng rice.

The new modus was discovered when Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, accompanied by officials of the PNP Criminal Investigation Group, Bulacan local officials, agents from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, National Food Authority and the Bureau of Customs, personally inspected the Purefeeds Corporation warehouse located at the First...

Roxas to PNP: Intensify Campaign vs. Hoarders, Price Manipulators

July 7, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed the Philippine National Police to intensify its campaign against hoarders of rice and other basic commodities, with the end in view of breaking cartels possibly responsible for the soaring cost of food.

Roxas, at the same time, lauded the efforts of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for the series of successful operations that led to the discovery of more than 170,000 bags of rice from several rice mills, 80,000 of which are suspected to be involved in hoarding activities and are repacked and mixed with...

GPBP Project brings Potable Water to Poor Barangay in Quezon Province

July 4, 2014

Access to safe and potable drinking water remains to be one of the issues that need to be addressed as several poor towns and barangays in the country still rely on open wells and springs for their water needs. According to the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), more than 400 towns and barangays nationwide are “waterless” or less than 50 percent of the households have access to safe water.

Take the case of Barangay Anahawan, a remote and isolated barangay, 15 kilometers away from the town center of Calauag in Quezon province. Water has always been a problem for the...