Amid the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) due to the deadly 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19), the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has kicked out a number of informal settlers living within the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) reservation in Muntinlupa City.
The BuCor said in a statement that it conducted a demolition of makeshift houses and shanties of informal settlers last April 16 in Camp Bukang Liwayway located within the reservation.
“Initial investigation disclosed that prior to the demolition, the National Drive Against Professional Squatters and Squatting Syndicates (NDAPSSS) posted a warning sign at the area regarding ‘Squatting Syndicates’, who were using falsified land titles and documents to deceived and sell a portion of land at low-cost,”.
During the demolition, the BuCor learned from the informal settlers there that they were made to believe that the property belonged to a certain Don Deognes O. Rodriguez.
“In fact, the informal settlers called the area, ‘Don Deogenes O. Rodriguez State Subdivision’,” the BuCor stated.
The BuCor also found in the area a deep dry pit was discovered within the area.
“The informal settlers said that this pit is intended to be use as a septic tank,” it said.
“But there are unsolicited reports that the excavated area, which is approximately 30 feet deep, with a 5 feet x feet opening is a mining pit,’ the BuCor added, noting that the informal settlers have been digging the pit for almost four months.