General Mariano Alvarez, the newest town of Cavite is formerly a part of the Municipality of Carmona. This new Municipality was named after General Mariano Alvarez, one of the foremost sons of Cavite, in the town of Noveleta during the revolution. It is previously called Carmona Resettlement Project. This project started in March 1968 because of the need to clear Quezon Memorial Park in Diliman, Quezon City of squatter’s shanties and other illegal constructions situated in it. The People’s Homesite and Housing Corporation (PHHC) prepared the basic development concepts with the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Department of Health (DOH). The group prescribed a minimum size of 12 x 12 or 144 square meters per relocated family.
The 51st Engineering Brigade of the 514th Engineering Batallion of the Philippine Army, started to build the access road and later the roads within the projects were also provided. National Waterworks and Sewerage Administration (NWSA) with the US AID started drilling wells on May 10, 1968, the PHHC and PAHRA completed the construction of temporary office buildings. Demolition teams were formed by the National Parks and Wildlife Commission and were furnished with equipments by the Quezon City Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). On July 3,1968, the first seven families were admitted in the project. The Department of Social Welfare provided free food at the demolition site and three-day food rations to the admitted families in the project. During the month of July 1968, the Department of Health set up clinics, while the Department of Education started holding elementary and secondary classes, namely San Gabriel I Elementary School, San Gabriel II Elementary School, San Gabriel III Elementary School, San Jose Elementary School and Carmona Relocation Center High School and San Jose Community High School.
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