More dwellers to buy Capitol lots under 93-1-A A +A
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
THREE more barangays covered by the 93-1 ordinance want to buy the Capitol lot they are occupying.
The homeowners’ associations of Mabolo, Capitol Site and Camputhaw negotiated with Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia last Monday but the prices for the lots were not yet fixed.
Another meeting was set next week.
Garcia said the Province will no longer negotiate based on the terms of the Provincial Ordinance 93-1, which expired.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, through the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, will help facilitate payment for the Capitol lot with funding agencies.
The Provincial Government will sell the lots at a “fair and just” price, the governor said.
Provincial Board Member Alex Binghay, chairman of the committee on municipal and provincial properties, said the homeowners should not pass up the opportunity to own the lots.
Last May 17, some members of the Alliance of Barangay Apas Community Association (Abaca) asked for Garcia's help to purchase the lot they are occupying.
But the governor said she asked the homeowners to drop the case they filed against the Capitol in exchange for the favor.
She said Capitol is planning to re-survey the 12-hectare property in Apas.
Garcia said she learned a lesson in dealing with Abaca. She recalled that a day after she and Abaca officials reached an agreement on the 80-hectare lot that Centcom returned to the Capitol, the homeowners’ group filed a case against her and two others in court.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 20, 2012.