Akbayan's Resettlement Rights Bill clears House Panel

Akbayan's Resettlement Rights Bill clears House Panel

Akbayan's bill seeking to provide 'viable and sustainable' resettlement plans for  informal settler families (ISFs) from 'arbitrary' and forced evictions was cleared without objection by the House panel.

"The proposed measure is a step in the right direction in providing viable and sustainable resettlement to the homeless and less-privileged ISFs living in danger and high-risk areas," Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez said.

"We are happy with the passage of the consolidated bill that would provide the appropriate safeguards to ensuring these families access to decent housing and shelter," he added.

The Housing Resettlement Rights Bill was introduced by Gutierrez who also chaired the Technical Working Group (TWG) that consolidated all related resettlement bills referred to the Committee on...

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Apr 16
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