Forced evacuation imposed in 5 brgys PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 September 2013 13:59

The City Council on Thursday enacted an ordinance ordering forced evacuation in 5 barangays affected

Ordinance 418 was approved by the Council, effectively implementing forced evacuation in barangays Rio Hondo, Sta Barbara, Sta Catalina, Talon-Talon and Mampang.

The City Government said the evacuation is a resort “when a disaster [or] emergency has been declared in Zamboanga City and danger or loss of lives becomes imminent.”

Because of the Ordinance, local authorities, police and government troops will ensure evacuees do not return to their homes until Mayor Beng Climaco declares “back to normal” status.

Thousands of residents of Rio Hondo marched out of the village yesterday policemen and soldiers ordered them out of the area pursuant to the ordinance.

As result, the number of evacuees in evacuation centers swelled to 18,000.