Administrator: We will act on evacuees’ land titles-A A +A
Friday, January 25, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- City Administrator Ferdinand Caylao said Friday that the City Government will look immediately into Governor Lilia Pineda’s request on the release of land titles of former evacuees at the Bulaon Resettlement Center in San Fernando.
The "marching order" was made by the governor during her recent visit at the resettlement site, where she asked Mayor Oscar Rodriguez to seek the assistance of Vice President Jejomar Binay on the concern of the residents there who disclosed that at least 60 percent of those resettled have not received their land titles since the time they have been relocated from nearby Bacolor during the onslaught of lahar in 1995.
"It may take some since there is a process to be followed for the transfer of land titles. It has to be first turned over by the National Housing Authority to the City Government who will in turn elevate the matter to the City Council for enactment. But definitely, we will act on it," Caylao said in a side interview at the Provincial Board committee on appropriations hearing at Capitol Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez said he would heed the "marching order" even if it will "draw unnecessary intrigues" from political sectors of various parties.
"It's a marching order from the governor. As to what others may say, what can I do nung kaluguran na ku ning gobernadora at kaluguran ke mu naman especially with such advocacies that will benefit people?" said Rodriguez.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 26, 2013.