Navotas Gov’t Shuts Down Stall of City’s 1st Newspaper Dealer

(b) When there are government infrastructure projects with available funding;

(c) When there is a court order for eviction and demolition.

In the execution of eviction or demolition orders involving underprivileged and homeless citizens, the following shall be mandatory:

(1) Notice upon the effected persons or entities at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of eviction or demolition;

(2) Adequate consultations on the matter of settlement with the duly designated representatives of the families to be resettled and the affected communities in the areas where they are to be relocated;

(3) Presence of local government officials or their representatives during eviction or demolition;

(4) Proper identification of all persons taking part in the demolition;

(5) Execution of eviction or demolition only during regular office hours from Mondays to Fridays and during good weather, unless the affected families consent otherwise;

(6) No use of heavy equipment for demolition except for structures that are permanent and of concrete materials;

(7) Proper uniforms for members of the Philippine National Police who shall occupy the first line of law enforcement and observe proper disturbance control procedures; and

(8) Adequate relocation, whether temporary or permanent: Provided, however, That in cases of eviction and demolition pursuant to a court order involving underprivileged and homeless citizens, relocation shall be undertaken by the local government unit concerned and the National Housing Authority with the assistance of other government agencies within forty-five (45) days from service of notice of final judgment by the court, after which period the said order shall be executed: Provided, further, That should relocation not be possible within the said period, financial assistance in the amount equivalent to the prevailing minimum daily wage multiplied by sixty (60) days shall be extended to the affected families by the local government unit concerned.

(The) Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council shall jointly promulgate the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the above provision.

She also communicated to Mayor Toby Tiangco – whom she said she had campaigned and voted for in the last elections – her refusal of the amount that Serrano had offered to her.

“I refused the amount your office had offered through Engr. Miguel P. Serrano, Jr.,” she wrote in a March 12 letter to Tiangco. “If possible, I would like to be given a place anywhere within your jurisdiction from which I could sell newspapers.”

In the same letter, she requested a personal audience with Tiangco.

The mayor, she said, has yet to respond to these requests of hers.

According to Alegre, City Hall itself as well as several of Navotas City’s public schools receive their daily supply of newspapers from her.

“They didn’t appreciate her 25 years of service to the community, that because of her efforts, the community’s residents are made aware of what is happening in the country,” said her daughter, Jola Diones-Mamangun, in another interview.

Diones said she will take her fight to as far as she will have to take it. (

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