Dasmariñas Resettlement Area

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Dasmariñas Bagong Bayan (DBB) is an area located in the City of Dasmariñas. It is the largest resettlement area in the country. The resettlement area was established by the Letter of Instruction No. 19 of the former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1975. Two hundred thirty-four hectares were bought by the PHHC (People Homesite Housing Corporation) located 8 kilometers from the City Center of Dasmariñas in 1961. It was bought at a total amount of two million and four hundred thousand pesos (P2,400,000). Later on, additional hectares were added for expansion. As of December 2000, according to the National Housing Authority (NHA), the total land area of Dasmariñas Bagong Bayan is 523.24 hectares with a total project cost of P281,330,210.91. There are a total of 22,428 households with a population of 148,137.[1][2]

People living here came from former squatters along creeks, esteros, riverbanks and railway tracks of Paco, Pandacan, Sta. Ana and the fringes of Fort Bonifacio in Makati (now part of Taguig). Some were squatters in private and government land in Tondo, Parañaque, and Quezon City.[2] The families of Eduardo Coronel, Virgilio Argulla Sr., Rogelio Tomas, Ruben Alvarez, Manuel Rabang, Aurora Dela Cruz, and Diosdado Alto were the first ones to live here. Each families were given 90-200 square meters which they loan from the National Housing Authority (NHA).[1]

In 1990, to help in the integration of the new settlers with the original inhabitants of the area as well as to stop discrimination, the local government passed a municipal ordinance penalizing anybody from mentioning the word "area". "Area" was commonly used to describe the resettlement area. The word "area" was dropped in public signboards of utility vehicles like jeepneys and public schools.[2] On September 12, in the same year, the Sangguniang Bayan passed Order 108-90 to eliminate the dividing of the DBB into areas, reorganizing them in 46 barangays like other barangays.[1]

Coordinates: 14°19′02″N 120°57′52″E / 14.31722°N 120.96444°E / 14.31722; 120.96444


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  1. ^ a b c "Jumpstarting Electronic Governance in Local Government Units- Dasmariñas (Map & Places)". Municipality of Dasmariñas. Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Integration of the Relocatees into the Community of Dasmariñas: An Overview". Nilo D. Cabides, PhD of De La Salle University- Dasmariñas. Archived from the original on October 21, 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2011.