Manila Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada awarded land certificates to 111 families that have been illegally occupying privately owned lots in Canonigo St., Paco, Manila.
Estrada assured that more Manileños, especially the poor families, will be given lots under the “Land for the Landless program” (LLP) the city government has implemented since he assumed the mayoralty in 2013.
The Manila chief executive personally awarded over 111 certified true copy of City Tenants Security Committee (CTSC), the city government’s land distribution program under Resolution No. 002-2018 adopting the Approved Subdivision Plan of property under PSD 079041.
The awardees are now legitimate owners of land located on Canonigo Street, Paco, which was formerly a property of the Philippine Columbian.
“The new land owners of Canonigo Estate may now call themselves true owner of the lot,” Estrada said during the simple awarding ceremony held at the City Hall’s Bulwagang Villegas Wednesday afternoon.
The lot was acquired on October 2, 2008 by virtue of City Ordinance No. 7704 adopted on June 27, 1989, at the cost of P23,239,394.50.
Estrada said the 4,842.90 square meters lot is located in Bgy. 824, Zone 89, Paco, Manila.
He said the adoption of the subdivision plan by the CTSC will pave the way for the total development of the property which had long been awaited by its residents.
Estrada also congratulated the officers and members of Canonigo Homeowners Association as well as their Punong Barangay Armando A. Tolentino, of Bgy. 824, Zone 89 for the untiring support in the housing project of the city in their jurisdiction.
In his speech before the new land owners, Estrada congratulated all the beneficiaries of the LLP in Canonigo Estates as well as their families for supporting his administration in pursuing its vision to give shelter to the city’s homeless residents.
Under the project, the awardees are given 20 to 30 years to pay for the lots at affordable rates.
Urban housing has been Mayor Estrada’s top priority since being elected in 2013 and has also relocated thousands of informal settler families away from the city’s esteros and creeks in cooperation with the National Housing Authority and other concerned government agencies.