Guevarra: No decision yet on eviction of residents around NBP
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday clarified that there was still no final decision yet on the supposed eviction of residents living around the premises of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
But Guevarra disclosed that he would order an investigation into reports that utilities around NBP have been cut off to force residents to vacate the area.
“No final decision yet on transfer of NBP and possible new location. There are at least three options under consideration. Will check on reported cutting off of utilities,” Guevarra told reporters.
Bella Diaz, president of the Kalipunan ng Mamamayan na Pinagkaisa sa NBP, Inc. (Kampina), decried the government’s move to force residents out of their homes to make way for mixed-use projects on NBP’s 366.7 hectares of land.
But residents appealed to the government to give them the land that they have been occupying through an affordable housing project.