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Estrada distributes lands to 65 qualified families

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada distributed the Certificates of Lot Award to the 65 qualified families through the recently acquired Adela Tuazon Estate situated at Districts 5 and 6 in San Andres Bukid, Manila in line with the city Land for the Landless Program (LLP) held at Bulwagang Villegas at City Hall of Manila.

The rest of the awardees are from among various city-owned Estate, namely: Dahlia Estate with 5 awardees; Rosarito Estate (5); Rita Legarda IX Estate (3); Fabmar Estate (3), and the Estates of Alfonso Fabie, G. Manotok, M.C. Evangelista, Aurelio Trinidad & Restua, and Framaceda (Deguia) with (1) each.
The distribution of land certificates under the LLP of Estrada came on the heel of his eigth year in office as chief of executive of the country’s capital.
“As the name implies, ‘Land for the Landless Program’ is geared towards affording our less privileged Manileno who do not owned a piece of land, the ability of owning a piece of land which they can now call their own,” said Estrada.
The mayor said the LLP is designed to benefit the landless residents of the City of Manila under Republic Act No. 409, otherwise known as the Revised Charter of the City of Manila of 1949, as amended by City Ordinance No. 4709, the MMC Ordinance No. 81-03, the CTSC Resolution No. 16-A (“Guidelines for the Award of City Homelots which was adopted on May 17, 1978), and the Special Proclamation of the late Mayor Ramon Bagatsing dated Aug. 14, 1985 which placed Alfonso Tuazon and Glorimart Estates under the Socialized Housing Program of the City of Manila.
“You, the lucky recipients of the LLP who are receiving the land certificates here today, hindi na kayo matatawag na ‘landless’ o walang lupa.
“Kayo ngayon ay matatawag na maylupa…you will be called land owners. This day is of great significance to all of your lives. Nararamdaman ko ngayon ang inyong malaking kasiyahan, I feel in your hearts the great sense of pride and accomplishment that come with owning your own land,” Estrada said.
The LLP was initiated by the passage of an expropriation ordinance by the city council and the city government through the City Legal Office (CLO) will acquire the property by offering to buy the same from its owner at its fair market or zonal value.
If the property owner makes a counter-offer, negotiation will follow until the parties have arrived at a mutually acceptable price for the land.
Failing in the foregoing, the CLO will file a petition for expropriation before the proper court.
If the City of Manila succeeded in acquiring the land, the same shall be subdivided and distributed to the qualified beneficiaries under a duly approved subdivision plan.
The beneficiaries, in turn, will start payment for the land within the period of from 20 to 25 years.
According to Estrada, the program targets all families who cannot access land or housing in the private real estate market or in state subsidized housing units because of their low income level.
“Ang hawak n’yo ngayon na Land certificates ay isang legal na dokumento na kayo na ang tunay at tanging may-ari ng lot na ini-award sa inyo. Ingatan nyo ang inyong lot award, ito ay isang kayamanan na inyo maipapamana sa inyong mga anak… binabati ko kayo ngayon at kayo ay tunay na land owner na,” Erap said.
Last year alone, 165 families had benefitted from the Program scattered in the six Districts of the City of Manila.
Around 26 families were awarded with Transfer Certificate of Title, meaning they have fully paid the principal amortization to the land.
Two parcels of land in the amount equivalent to P20.7 million were funded and acquired through negotiation and expropriation, namely, the Adela Tuason Estate in District V and Yutibo Investment Corporation under Ordinance No. 8289.
A total of five expropriations were duly funded to the tune of P77 million and which were duly filed in court, namely:
(1) Marvel/ Harmonic Seven under Ordinance No. 8021;(2) Manotok et al., Samahan ng mga Magkakapitbahay sa Barangay 186 under Ordinance No. 8434;
(3) Manotok et al., Samahan ng Dulong Gagalangin HOA under Ordinance No. 8334;
(4) Emila Warren vda. de Aguilar under Ordinance Nos. 8293 and 8467;
(5) and Carlos Tuason under Ordinance No. 8274.
“As long as I am your Mayor, I will pursue this program of giving land to the landless… I firmly believe that there must be equity in the distributions and services to you, the citizens of our beloved City of Manila,” Estrada said.

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