January 29, 2023

Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Dec. 17 said nine illegal shanties have been spotted and ordered torn down at Camp 8 watershed.
The City Buildings and Architecture Office and the City Environment and Parks Management Office inspected the site.
City Building Official Johnny Degay said they issued notice of violation of the National Building Code while Cepmo under Atty. Rhenan Diwas called them out for transgression of the Environment Code.
The mayor said upon latest inspection, four shanties had been voluntarily dismantled while the remaining ones are being subjected to follow through operations.
The city’s watersheds had been under constant threat of intrusion by land speculators resulting to dwindling of forest covers which threatens the city’s potable water supply and carbon sink resource.
“Their protection from further denudation and human intrusion is paramount since they are our ecological lifelines. Please help us protect our watershed by immediately reporting illegal constructions,” the mayor said. – Aileen P. Refuerzo