Lobregat cites Dugan Eco Village for prompt payment PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:47

Mayor Celso Lobregat Monday commended members of a homeowners association for city government workers for their prompt payment of the property they acquired through the direct negotiated purchase describing them as “an example of people who help themselves”.

“This is a housing project and the buyers of the lot are government workers who grouped themselves into an association. They have not utilized the credit facilities of any housing agency but they have collected on their own and made direct payments to the land owner”, the mayor said after he turned over together with members of the Dugan Ecology Village Homeowners Association Inc., a check worth P1.5 million as payment to the landowner Monday morning at the City Hall conference room.
The check represents the association’s 4th installment of 20% amounting to P1.5 million to couple Patrick and Mercedes Dugan, owner of the property in Lunzuran where the housing project will be set up. As of July 25, the land acquisition balance is P1.5 million to be paid in December.

“This is an example of people really helping themselves. This is very commendable they (members) have not been remiss in paying the landowner but paying the landowner on time”, the mayor stressed.

The turnover of the check also coincided with the awarding of certificates of full payment 16 members who have fully paid their lots as of July 25.
The project, classified as direct negotiated purchase, is being facilitated by the Housing and Land Management Division of the City Mayor’s Office headed by Rodrigo Pagotaisidro, who is at the same time president of the Dugan Ecology Village Homeowners Association, Inc.

The project’s total number of generated lots is 108 filling up the total number of member-beneficiaries of 108. Of the total number of members, 45 are employees of the city government, 35 are national government employees, 9 from the business sector and 19 from the private sector. — Sheila Covarrubias