Retrospective: Magsaysay SIR Project 1979

Magsaysay Slum Improvement and Resettlement (SIR) Project

circa 1979

A Project of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao Oriental 
under the leadership of Governor Francisco G. Rabat.

Magsaysay Human Resettlement

Slum areas are hotbeds of discontent. In this 16-hectare foreshore land, 629 squatter-families will be resettled. About 500,000 cubic meters of earthfill will be needed to reclaim the area. It is estimated that 40 trucks working six days a week continuously for eight months will satisfy the requirements for reclamation.

This Slum Improvement and Resettlement project will have a Barangay Hall & Day Care Center, Rural Health Station, Chapel, Pamilihan ng Bagong Nayon, and Industrial Arts Building and a 2-storey Bogong Lipunan School. 629 housing units, each occupying a 150 sq. meter area will be constructed at a cost of about P18,000.00 each. The eleven basic needs are built-in this bold SIR project.

Area inclosed by sea wall and road along the shore line is what make up the Magsaysay Squatter Area. Area within the two parallel roads is the proposed Government Employees Housing project. Two hundred home lots each measuring 200 square meters will be allocated to qualified government employees.

Description from the "Focus on Development - Davao Oriental" brochure

the brochure is courtesy of Ms. Deza Moreno