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CAMARIN, Caloocan City — The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) under the leadership of Undersecretary Elpidio Jordan Jr. assisted in the distribution of the deeds of sale (DoS) and certificates of lot awards (CeLAs) to several urban poor families who are beneficiaries of the Camarin I and II Project of the city government of Caloocan.
The activity, which is in line with the advocacy of President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. for poverty alleviation, was witnessed by PCUP commissioner for the National Capital Region (NCR) Rey Galupo, who joined city officials led by Mayor Dale ‘Along’ Malapitan and others in distributing the DoS and CeLAs to the 53 urban poor families who were chosen by the city government to avail of the benefits of the said project.
Given the long process and requirements for the issuance of titles, the CeLAs are interim instruments that provide the families secure tenure by giving them the right to acquire the lots from the owners, in this case, the National Housing Authority (NHA), on which their homes are built.
The CeLAs are non-transferable except among family members in cases of succession.
The CeLAs were issued following the NHA’s approval of the disposition of the properties by the Caloocan city government through the distribution of the home lots to qualified beneficiaries.
The Camarin I and II Project have an aggregate area of 166 hectares covered by Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) Nos. C-9329, 13850, 13851, and 20754 issued by the Caloocan City Registry of Deeds and all under the jurisdiction of Barangays 174, 175, 177, and 178.
By virtue of the Deed of Donation and Acceptance (DoDA) dated March 5, 1995, the NHA agreed to turn over all the project components, including the balance of receivables from beneficiaries and social lots for sale in favor of the city government.
As a result of the DoDA, Caloocan City took possession, control, and disposition of the lots, subject to the approval of the Beneficiary Selection Awards and Arbitration Committee (BSAAC) that was created to administer the selection of awardees in accordance with the guidelines set for beneficiary selection.
Galupo expressed satisfaction over the distribution of DoS and CeLAs to the urban poor families, whom he noted were extremely happy with the valuable assistance given to them by their LGU and the PCUP.
“Ito ang sinasabi nating taos-pusong pagtulong sa ating mga maralitang kababayan na hindi lamang nangangailangan ng ayudang pinansyal kundi pabahay din para mapangalagaan nila ang kanilang mga pamilya. Makakaasa ang taong bayan na hindi lang hanggang dito ang aming gagawin dahil maging pagbibigay ng oportunidad para sa magandang paghahanapbuhay ay patuloy naming binabalangkas at ipinapatupad,” the PCUP NCR commissioner stressed. (ai/mtvn)