In Catbalogan City

TACLOBAN CITY – Over 140 families were affected by a demolition conducted by the city government of Catbalogan City on Monday (June 26).

However, the demolition turned ugly after an improvised bomb was thrown allegedly by some protesting residents of Barangay 6 to the demolition team from the city government.
The incident injured some personnel of the demolition team.

The residents were protesting the demolition of their houses on grounds that they were not being provided with a relocation site and economic loss.

However, the city government denied the claim of the affected residents saying that they have a relocation site in Barangay Payao which is just temporary as they will construct a tenement-type for the displaced families through the help of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.

The city, through its administrator Dennis Cosmod, assured the affected families of assistance from the local government.

He also appealed to the affected families not to believe any misinformation saying they should directly contact him or any concerned official of the government.

The city government wants to relocate the families in Brgy. 6 as it identified the area as a ‘hazard zone’ being within the wharf area.