BAGUIO CITY: Mayor Mauricio Domogan has ordered barangay officials to stop all illegal construction activities in their communities.
In a recent memorandum, the mayor also directed barangay leaders to conduct an inventory of ongoing building activities to identify the legitimate ones and those not covered by building permits.
Domogan gave the village chieftains 15 days to submit the inventory to his office so that the city’s anti-squatting committee may issue eviction notices.
He said the move was in view of the reported proliferation of informal settlers and alleged illegal construction activities in barangays in the Summer Capital.
“Please help the city government prevent informal settlers from occupying private and public lands within your barangay to help sustain our campaign for the protection of legitimate land owners from professional land grabbers,” Domogan said.
Earlier this year, the Mayor instructed the anti-squatting committee to fast-track demolition proceedings in key areas in the city allegedly infested by squatters.
Meanwhile, barangays were also urged to designate social worker aides to respond to juvenile and domestic cases within their level.
Members of the city council adopted a resolution by Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda stressing the need for assigning social worker aides to tackle cases needing immediate action.