Cebu province bans reconstruction on waterway easement zones

Cebu Province's Water Code bans structures within three meters of waterways in urban areas, 20 meters in agricultural areas and 40 meters in forests

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1/17/2022 8:40:00 AM

Cebu Province's Water Code bans structures within three meters of waterways in urban areas, 20 meters in agricultural areas and 40 meters in forests.

Cebu Province's Water Code bans structures within three meters of waterways in urban areas, 20 meters in agricultural areas and 40 meters in forests

Garcia signed Executive Order No. 2 Series of 2022 on Friday, January 14, as the provincial government continued rehabilitation work in 34 towns and cities affected whenTyphoon Odettehit the province on December 16, 2021.The EO cites the Water Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree 1067) in prohibiting the repair, construction, and/or the reconstruction of houses, buildings, edifices, and other illegal structures within the setbacks, easements, or buffer zones.” 

Garcia’s EO also cited Cebu Province’s own Water Code (Provincial Ordinance No. 2021-02) that mandates criminal complaints against violators.Easement zones are the minimum distance from bodies of water that should remain clear of private structures. 

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