Massive in-city relocation for Quezon City informal settlers

QUEZON City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte will implement massive in-city relocation for informal settler families (ISFs) in Quezon City to protect their welfare in her bid to promote inclusive growth and secured socialized housing for Quezon City residents.

Belmonte said she will do her best to implement in-city relocation to give better life to the residents who have been residing in the city for years.

“I will do it [the massive in-city relocation.] It’s in the plan. I feel for the poor because what happens is, just because they are poor, they are deprived of the right to stay where they have been residing for years. We will study in what capacity the city will come in and we will do it,” Belmonte said.

The lady Vice Mayor gave the assurance that the local government will protect the right of QC residents to affordable houses through the strict implementation of city ordinances regarding socialized housing.

“Through the Comprehensive Socialized Housing Code of Quezon City, we are able to protect your rights for efficient housing. That’s why if there are any national projects that will affect your vicinities, you have the right to be compensated. And the city government will assure that your rights will not be compromised,” Belmonte added.

Belmonte explained that the local government would like to hold all housing programs in the city to ensure that the homes will be given to the rightful beneficiaries.

“Gusto kong ipaglaban na, kung maaari, city government na ang gumawa ng housing projects dahil kung ang city government, mas mapapaigting natin ang ating pagtutulungan bilang mamamayan at bilang pamahalaan,” Belmonte explained.

“Makakaasa kayo na ipaglalaban natin ang mga karapatan ninyo sa bahay at palupa sa pamamagitan ng ating mga batas at ordinansa na gagamitin natin to its full capacity to fight for your rights to make sure that the housing you will receive is appropriate and is a housing that will make you happy,” Belmonte added.