After getting the green light and assistance from concerned authorities, the National Housing Authority will spearhead the clearing and demolition of illegally constructed structures in the then-Canlobo Market to pave the way for the construction of a proposed Emergency 911 National Office and Command Center Building.
This after a Memorandum of Agreement was made and entered into between the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and NHA on September 18, 2019, stating, among others, that a portion of the property will be the site of the Emergency 911 National Office and Command Center Building.
The Canlobo Market is located on Road 3 corner Mindanao Ave., Brgy. Project 6, Quezon City, with an area of more or less 4,617.50 square meters. The market was constructed in 1982 thru a Market Cooperative loan from NHA, but was razed by fire on September 26, 2016, ceasing its operation but flooded by informal settler families (ISFs).
A tagging and census validation (TCV) conducted by NHA-Resettlement and Development Services Department (RDSD) in April 2018 showed that the number of ISFs in the property totalled to 55.
Thus a series of meetings/consultations with the ISFs was conducted by the East Sector- Quezon City District Office (QCDO, informing them of the danger living in the burned market, and NHA’s plan of clearing the area for a purpose. They were offered housing units at the resettlement site in Morong, Rizal, where 44 ISFs heeded to be relocated to the St. Martha Housing Project.
Of the remaining 11 ISFs, five have already availed of the housing program in Southville 8 Resettlement Site in Montalban, Rizal; one in the Madapdap Resettlement Site in Pampanga; and another preferred a housing unit from the QC-LGU. However, three ISFs, who were qualified for relocation assistance, refused to be relocated, while the other one was disqualified for being a single-bodied occupant.
Thus the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) conducted a pre-demolition conference on Nov. 28, 2018 on a request by NHA, resulting in the issuance of Pre- Demolition Conference Certificate on Dec. 12, 2019, a copy of which was furnished to the QCLGU, which then issued a Certificate of Compliance in January 2021.