Beng affirms City’s housing efforts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:33

Mayor Beng Climaco on Tuesday assured that the City Government’s housing and resettlement efforts will continue with vigour and determination to help uplift the lives of the constituents and consequently ensure a better future for the children.

Mayor Climaco said this, as she graced the awarding of the certificates of full payment and deed of absolute sale for 9 members of the United Christian Homeowners’ Association, Inc. based in Pitogo, Sinunuc in the east coast.

She stressed that the City Government through the Land Housing and Management Division (LHMD) under the Office of the City Mayor has worked hard for the realization of the project which will benefit 228 families.

Mayor Climaco likewise thanked the land owners, represented by Amelia Chiong for making the 39,787-square meter lot available for the association.

She urged the beneficiaries to work closely with the Sinunuc Barangay Council chaired by Emiliano Sebastian for the other requirements that include the road network, drainage and riprap among others. The barangay council will facilitate the implementation of the project (sans the legal impediments) in cooperation with the local government.

It was in 2008 when the association first sought the intervention of the City Government in facilitating their payments for the lot. The matter was referred to the LHMD under Rodrigo Pagotaisidro, which exerted efforts to ensure a smooth payment system.  The efforts include coordination with the  landowners and barangay officials; conduct of census, tagging and spot mapping operation in the area; re-activated the association; facilitated and even hosted the conduct of general membership assemblies, special meetings and inter-agency meetings; conduct house collection campaign and issued demand letters; facilitated the signing of the individual memorandum of agreements and facilitated the turnover of the P3 million payment to the landowners.

The project is a direct purchased/negotiated type facilitated by the LHMD with a total cost of     P31.82 million. As of July 2013, 9 members of the association have fully paid their lots.

Pagotaisidro in his message, called on the other members to religiously and conscientiously pay their amortizations so they can soon receive their certificates of full payment and eventually the lot titles.

Also present during the awarding rites yesterday were Sebastian, Pagotaisidro, Mrs. Chiong and the officers and members of the association led by the president Michelle Macasilhig.  — Sheila Covarrubias