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VP Leni eyes housing along railroad tracks

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by Raymund F. Antonio

With the approval of the south line of the North-South Railway project, Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo is looking at mass housing for informal settler families (ISFs) living along railroad tracks.

Robredo, also chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), revealed a housing plan for ISFs as the railway project is expected to displace them from their homes.

“We will utilize mass housing for informal settlers near the tracks because it would be difficult to remove them. They would just come back,” she said.

Robredo noted that the informal setters keep on returning to their old homes because they were relocated far from their work.

Speaking to reporters in Camarines Sur, the Vice President said they would conduct a survey of available lands that could possibly be used for mass housing.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board recently approved nine projects, including the south line of the North-South Railway Project.

The 634-kilometer railway will cost R170.7 billion, according to its website. It will run from Tutuban in Manila to Matnog, Sorsogon.

Once completed, the government will bid out the railway maintenance and management to the private sector.

Under the project, she said there would be a shift from narrow to standard gauge tracks.

“Kasi sinasabi ko na parang dalang-dala na tayo sa narrow-gauge, ilan na iyong nagsubok, ilang pera na ng government ang nilagay diyan only for it to break down again at some point in time,” the Vice President said.

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    Lunarequinox

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    What kind of move is that? You put people directly in the path of danger which is why they are being forced out of that place and you want to build houses along side it? The PNR needs to expand and you limit it’s future expansion by putting illegal settlers in houses along the tracks. WOW!!! Galing. Super!!

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    Victorino Villaflor

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    Surely those families living near the race tracks are all squatters. The government office responsible in those properties must evict all residents to avoid accidents. If possible fence the perimeter of the railway.

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    ItosiErmino

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    Bakod dapat

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      Reyes Tups

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      ang problema lang dyan pre… kilala mga yan sa paninira ng nakaharang…

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    Rudy Lagasca

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    After GMS removed them from the railroad tracks, Robredo wants them back. She must be insane or stupid or both!

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      Lyn Perez

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      she’s more than stupid!!!!

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      Fatima Asly

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      kelan ka ba napasyal s riles ?? akala mo ba walang squatter doon ngayon bwahahahaha? parang kabute yan, pag talikod mo mag usbungan

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    Jojo Pulido

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    Considerations for health and safety must be observed. Living along the tracks will endanger the life of the people who will live near the railway tracks. However a setback of 50 – 100 meters with secured fence and tree line along the railway tracks will be beneficial.

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      Reyes Tups

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      problema lang dyan pre… kilala mga yan sa paninira ng nakaharang yun ay isa lang sa magiging problem

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    Harper

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    I have not seen a train running in the past 10 years in the province. Maybe a ghost train! A while back 4 kids were killed or injured by a train while sleeping n the tracks, never heard what happened to the train or driver… not important

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    mark to

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    doon mo sila patitirahin sa malapit ang galing vp na ito ehh..yung sa mga yolanda victims meron na sila bahay pero hindi ikaw ang may mando ikaw pa naman ang secretary ng pabahay..pinasaringan ka na nga lang ni Duterte dati sige ka pa rin sa mga travel abroad mop at pagpopost sa mga magazines di ka na nahiya mga ibang secretary panay kayod ikaw petiks..

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      john_constantine

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      Read again.

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      Fatima Asly

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      binasa mo ba??? ay mali tanong ko, dapat inintindi mo ba??

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      Toks

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      Wala ka sa tamang wisyo… hahahaha basahing maigi at intindihin ang buong concept…

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      Red Raselom

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      Hi, sana alam mo po na ang trabaho ng VP ay more on international relations :v Uso kasi magbasa para di nagmumukhang tanga tulad ng ni ex-tuwadera Mocha tanga the dildo expert uson

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    Dapat Laang

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    Bobo talaga…while riding the train e puro sampayan makikita mo at mga pader…bobo talaga….yan lang ang kaya ng isipan mo? abroad ka ng abroad ni wala ka man lang natutunan duon or nainspire man lang sa mga style ng housing dun sa ibang bansa….eye-sore ang labas niyan..BOBO!

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      john_constantine

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      Read the article again.

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    Jeso Frank Uy Sotelo

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    Ano ba hinihithit ng VP natin at ganyan mag isip..

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      palaboi

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      Tanungin mo MB kung ano hinihithit ng writer. Bilis!

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    St. Alphonsus

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    Talagang lugaw ang hitad!!! Pati utak lugaaaaaaaaaaw!

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    raquetmanMC

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    Disaster move. With Leni uaround making decisions, Philippines ???????? Is in trouble. Get her out of the cabinet. Just let her float, pay her and do nothing. We are safer this way.

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    Neondeath

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    How can we get rid of this tool?

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    Easylang

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    In all fairness to the VP ( I do not have any political affiliations) I don’t think the readers understood the news article. The heading of the story says:”VP Leni eyes housing along railroad tracks “. Siempre galit na kaagad ang tao when they read this. I think the readers thought the VP will build mass housing along the tracks. Please read the rest of the article, sabi ng article, ”
    “With the approval of the south line of the North-South Railway project, Vice President . Leonor “Leni” Robredo is looking at mass housing FOR informal settler families (ISFs) living along railroad tracks. This means the VP is concerned FOR the people living along the tracks when the North=South railway project starts. She wants to find mass housing for the people para meron silang tirahan while the project is underway (ginagawa yon railway).

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      Diego Samson

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      “We will utilize mass housing for informal settlers near the tracks because it would be difficult to remove them. They would just come back,” she said.
      – I think Sir the others are right.
      – VP leni should consult experts on this one like Arch. Palafox and PNR Engineers. Medyo koting research muna VP at nakakahiya

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        Kit

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        Near = Malapit.
        Along = Sa tabi = beside.

        I think Easylang is right.

        Mali yung article headline.

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          Juan23Poor

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          agree.. hindi naman pala “along”… misleading yung headline ng article 😀

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          Diego Samson

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          mmm….near and along or malapit and beside – same banana lang sila Sir

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            Red Raselom

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            Magkaiba pa rin ang near at along. Malapit. Malapit pa rin ang 30m, 50m at 100m away from the rail road pero LEGAL sila doon.

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            Diego Samson

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            VP Leni eyes housing along railroad tracks. then this, same article…“We will utilize mass housing for informal settlers near the tracks because it would be difficult to remove them. They would just come back,” she said.

            uulitin ko Red, along the railroad tracks…near the tracks. Perfect example yung mga illegal settlers na tinanggal sa blumentrrit at yung mass housing program na home along the riles.

            Nasubukan mo na bang tumira alng the riles Red. Writer ka subukan mo ng me masulat kang maganda.

            Ako tumira along the riles kaya alam ko. Wag lang immersion Writer Red. Subukan mo ng malaman mo ang peligro ng mass housing along the riles.

            Pumunta ka ng Japan para makita mo kung me mass housing along the riles.

            Nga pala writer ka pala..puros opinion, because without data youre just another person with an opinion. In engineering we dont deal with opinion.

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        Red Raselom

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        What she meant e maghahanap ng relocation site na di rin malayo (pero hindi yung doon pa rin) sa riles para malapit lang sa trabaho nila. Pakilawakan po ang comprehension para hindi nakakahiya. Thanks

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          Diego Samson

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          near the tracks because it would be difficult to remove them. – Red, NEAR THE TRACKS, NEAR THE TRACKS pakibasa, no need for further interpretation nor comprehension. Lalo kasi gugulo kung bibigyan ng ibang meaning. Dapat don lang sa sinasabi

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            Red Raselom

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            E di sana sinabi na lang na wag alisin. It’s is you who’s giving the wrong meaning. Ang ibig niyang sabihin e ILIPAT PERO DON LANG SA MALAPIT BUT NOT NECESSARILY DOON.

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            Diego Samson

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            e ILIPAT PERO DON LANG SA MALAPIT BUT NOT NECESSARILY DOON- Red, NEAR THE TRACKS NGA EH

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            Red Raselom

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            Read her WHOLE statement para maintindihan mo ang context. Ang point kais ni Mam Leni, ang pinaglilipatan e napakalayo sa pinagtatrabahuan nila. Parnag ganito lang iyan:

            Original na bahay: 10 mins na lakaran papuntang Jollibee kung saan sila nagtatrabaho bilang waiter. Kaso, illegal settler sila
            So, nilipat sa isnag bahay na DALAWANG ORAS ang layo sa Jollibee. Do you think maganda yun?

            Of cours enot! KAya nga ang sabi, ilipat pero sa malapit lang din pero hindi ibig sabihin, doon lang. Ilalagay sila sa legal na pwesto, So, kung lalayo man ng 10 minute na lakaran, mas mainam iyon kaysa sa dalawnag oras.

            Ang problema kasi sa inyo, basta kayo bira nang hindi iniintindi ang sinasabi. Nakapag-emersion na ako sa mga illegal settler noong NSTP namin. ISa iyan sa sinasabi nila kung bakit ayaw nilang lumipat sa bagong pinaglilipatan s akanila.

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            Diego Samson

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            sus naman eh di mag rent sila sa bahay na mas malapit at yung hindi sila magiging illegal settler…simple lang

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            Red Raselom

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            Peor pagdating kay PAnginoong Duterte, kailangan laging bigyan ng malalim ng interpretation kahit sobrang out of the context? Putang ina naman pala kung ganon lol

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            Diego Samson

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            Kung Engineer ka na tulad ko, makakarelate ka sa sinasabi ko. But kung hindi..well thanks na lang sa conversation Red.

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            Red Raselom

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            Anong pake ko kung Engineer ka? Ang layo ng sagot mo ha. Near the track ka nang near the track, hindi mo naman iniintindi ang sinabi. May safe distance na 30-50m away from the rail road yata kung saan pwedeng magtayo gn residential house. That’s still NEAR the track pero LEGAL sila doon.

            Ang gusto ni Madam ay efficient na pabahay at hindi basta-basta lang itinayo kung saan. She’s also giving consideration doon sa mg aillegal settler na may trabahong malapit sa mismong pinagtatayuan ng bahay (like may example on my other reply). Tulad din ng sabi ko s aisa ko pang reply, isa sa ocmplain ng mga illegal settler e nilalayo sila sa trabaho nila at wala namang bagong trabahong binibigay sa kanila ang gobyerno kaya pinipiling bumalik sa dating tirahan.

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            Diego Samson

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            Yan ang sinasabi ko..walang diciplina. Porke nalalayuan sa trabaho…rason na. Ako sa novaliches nakatira, sa intramuros nag ta trabaho. Hindi kasalanan ng gobyerno yan. Puros kayo gobyerno

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            Red Raselom

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            “Kung writer ka tulad ko, makaka-relate ka sa sinasabi ko. But kung hindi, well, thanks na lang sa conversation, Engr. Diego.”

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            Diego Samson

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            ahh…kaya pala, writer ka puro opinion at damdamin. Ako Mechanical Engineer at kasalukuyang nag-aaral ng Law. Lam mo na.

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          Diego Samson

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          Red, NEAR THE TRACKS…reading and comprehension…pleas

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      Raul J. de Vera, Jr.

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      No, tama ang analysis mo … gusto ni VP Leni na alisin ang mga informal settlers, kahit na pabalik-balik sila sa tabi ng riles ng tren, mula doon habang tinatapos ang project, at bago ito maibigay sa private-sector for maintenance project, et al.

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    Devil's advocate

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    Read the article. Don’t just react to the headline. You should be better than this.

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    john_constantine

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    MB Ayusin niyo ang headline at maraming hanggang title lng ang binabasa. Pinagmumukha niyo silang tanga kasi tanga din naman gumawa ng article title siguro.

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    viczter

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    What is she talking about? Does she not know WHAT is going on?
    PNR recently did a TRAIN TEST RUN about 2 weeks ago, JUST THIS NOVEMBER 2016, FROM TUTUBAN TO NAGA. This is to test the NEWLY REHABILITATED RAILWAY TO NAGA.

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    Kc Castaneda

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    wrong title = wrong interpretation

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    Jake Catayoc

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    The article’s title is misleading… “near” is different from “along”. Please correct ASAP.

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    Jake Catayoc

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    Sa mga maka negative reactions naman dun sa nabasang headline… please basahin din yung buong article bago magreact.

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    AkiraShane

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    Yung iba dyan na relocate sa katarungan at problema nga nila is malayo at wow ang pamasahe nga naman, tatagain pa ng mga trike diver.. sana magawan din sila ng paraan.. yung iba ata sa kanila e nagbalikan nga sa mga dati nilang tirahan.. sana mas madami relocation site na tama nga malapit sa kanilang pinag tatrabahuhan.. and sana housing project na mura at abot kaya para sa mga mahihirap na Pilipino na di kaya talaga bumili ng sariling bahay lupa nila.. kasi hirap at mahal din ng uupa ka..

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    Christopher Chao

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    manila bulletin aysin nyo title nang article alam na ngang maraming mahina magbasa eh..

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    djinn123

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    Home Along da Riles version 2.

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      Toks

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      Read it again at intindihin….OBOB.. hahahhaha

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        djinn123

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        tanga ka pala eh, alam mo ba kung ano ibig sabihin ko?

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          Toks

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          Ok, let me put words into your mouth the way I understands your post….Are you concluding the VP will build houses beside railroad???

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    Lamberto Pinaglabanan

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    Mali ang headline.

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    yamieboy

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    occupied na mga lugar na malapit sa rail roads kaya nga sa malayo na pabahay sila naililipat eh.. nagpapabango lang yan pero hanggang salita at pangako lang katulad ng nakaraang administrasyon..`#stylebulok

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    rick221

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    Allowing these informal settlers back near the railroad tracks is a very myopic and short-sighted solution to the problem. What if we need to expand the railway system? Do we demolish the houses the government spent millions in building them?

    Previous administration spent millions of pesos removing these informal settlers. Let us not undo what previous efforts spent time, money and effort on. Besides, moving these informal settlers to the countryside will help unclogging the city. Create jobs in the countryside.

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    Nina E. Garcia

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    Na relocate na ang mga squatters sa riles ng train, malinis na, kaya lang unti unti na naman dumami kasi hindi naman binabantayan at sana sabihin ng barangay na bawal na magtayo diyan sa tabi ng riles, ngayon problema na naman. Pag nalaman ng mga squatters yang balak na yan ay lalong dadami sila para mapasama sila sa bibigyan ng bahay.

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      Marcos & DuTae Are Scums

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      Buhayin si Scum McCoy at gawing PIÑATA. Tapos, isabit sa bayag ni Dayan.
      Hatawin ng baseball bat mukha nya. ₱300 kada hataw. Tyak haba ng pila????????????

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    Easylang

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    Thank you for the readers who understood the news article as I did. Malabo lang ang pagkasulat nang article. Eto pa ang isang sentence na nakakalito: “We will utilize mass housing for informal settlers near the tracks because it would be difficult to remove them. They would just come back,” she said.

    Pag binasa mo “We will utililize mass housing for informal settlers near the tracks” and you stop reading the next few words, you would think talaga na mass housing ang gagawin ng VP for infomal settlers near the tracks.

    Intindihin lang sana ang news article. Ang masama, false news are circling around and it makes people mad. Natawag si VP as “lunatic”, meron pang nagsabi ano ang hinihithit niya, “get her out of the cabinet”, utak lugaw”. Sobra naman ang accusations. Yon ata ang nakakahiya.

    Kailangan check muna ang facts.

    At sino naman kaya in the world will build mass housing by the tracks? No govt body will allow this. Common sense na ito.

    Easy lang tayo.

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      Diego Samson

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      Sir..it happened already here in the Philippines. Remember the home along the Riles mass housing project. Kasalukuyan pa rin nakatayo yan. Punta ka ng Osmena highway..extension ng Slex, and thank you for that…At sino naman kaya in the world will build mass housing by the tracks? No govt body will allow this. Common sense na ito.

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    Red Raselom

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    Headline: Maglalagay ng pabahay sa may tabi ng riles

    Content: May housing planning for ISFs sa may riles pero hinahanapan pa ng lugar na efficient.

    What the fuck, MB? Sabog ba ang writer ninyo?

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    Stewie Griffin

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    She said she is planning to build mass housing ALONG the railroad tracks for the settlers who are living BESIDE the railroad tracks at present “because it would be difficult to remove them” and that they will just come back.

    This is not a good idea since it’s dangerous, not to mention, illegal. The tracks should be fenced off or measures taken to prevent informal settlers from constructing there.

    Leni should do her job and relocate those settlers somewhere and the PNR should prevent them from coming back. There should be NO houses several meters from railroad tracks.

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    Jose_Realonda

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    The phrase “difficult to remove” suggest that she lacks political will.

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