Quezon City government is set to donate funds for the construction of two-storey school buildings for elementary and high school students from relocated QC families in Rodriguez, Rizal.
QC Mayor Herbert M. Bautista asked City Treasurer Edgar Villanueva to coordinate with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Local Government of Rodriguez, Rizal on addressing the educational needs of affected children of the QC government’s relocation initiative.
Mayor Bautista said that QC government is willing to provide assistance to those informal settler families in Rizal to enable them to finally cope with their situation in the relocation site, including the need for basic education for their children.
Earlier, the QC government, on orders of Mayor Bautista, had turned over electric submeters, with a total cost of P1 million, to the new homes of some 1,000 informal settler families in Southville in Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal.
Beneficiaries of the submeters include some of the victims of typhoon “Ondoy” and indigent families living dangerously along creeks and riverways such as the Tullahan River , San Francisco River and Culiat Creek.
Also given their share of the sub-meters are families displaced during a demolition of shanties at 6th and 7th Streets in Barangay Mariana.
The QC government agreed to shoulder the cost of the electric submeters to help QC relocatees avail themselves of legal electrical connections from the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). Each submeter costs around P1,000 per family per connection.
Under Bautista’s administration, a continuing effort to provide more livable communities for QC informal settlers living is now focused on those residing in danger areas such as sidewalks, roadways, waterways, under transmission lines and on water pipelines. Maureen Quiñones, PAISO