Indigenous folks seek council’s help PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:58


Indigenous people of Rio Hondo and Mariki sought yesterday the help of the City Council during its regular session asking the legislative body to intervene in their predicament on the absence of water and electricity sources in their place.

One of them told the City Council that they are suffering and experiencing hardship in where they live.

Accordingly, they do not have potable water and some people are illegally tapping the electricity.

“Sana bigyan kami ng gobyerno ng libreng lupa at matirahan  dahil karamihan sa amin walang trabaho,” ssaid their leader.

A woman in the group  said that the hardship of living greatly affects their children always suffered from ailments.  The area where the group resides has no toilets.

They said the canal drainage in Barangay Sta. Catalina is substandard. It has no engineering specification measurements preventin the residents from using a spade to clean the small drainage.

Presents during the session were City Engineer Engr. Luis Despalo, Urban Poor Housing officials, National Housing Authority and other agencies. Allen Abastillas