Mountain Province Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr called on owners of illegal structures within the easement area of the Chico River to vacate the area within 30 days.
The Provincial Natural Waterways Clearing Task Force visited the easement last October 15 and gave the notice to the settlers.
The task force was supposed to conduct clearing operations but decided to let the settlers leave on their own.
“They are just doing their duty,” Lacwasan said.
“I hope we will all understand that and cooperate,” he added.