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Kesa matengga: GMA steps in to give BCDA’s property to Parañaque’s urban poor

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More than 400 families in Seaside, Parañaque City will finally have land titles after House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo worked with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for the turnover of a one-hectare property for the urban poor.

Arroyo and BCDA officials visited the beneficiaries of land titles on Wednesday to assure them that they will receive their long-delayed titles before the year ends.

Part of the declared sites for urban poor housing belonged to BCDA.

“Ngayon meron nang closure kasi noong ako’y Pangulo, binigyan ko sila ng katiyakan sa lupang tinitirikan pero noong bago ma-issue ang title, nawala yung mga papeles nila. Ngayong panahon ni Mayor Duterte, meron nang katiyakan na bago matapos ang 2019, maibibigay na ang kanilang titulo,” Arroyo said.

The processing for the release of the individual titles was stalled under the term of former President Benigno Aquino III in 2011 when Malacañang claimed documents related to the propert were lost.

When Arroyo assumed the speakership last year, she got in touch with BCDA General Manager Vince Hizon for the issuance of a Deed of Conveyance for the property so that the land titles will finally be released to the beneficiaries.

Joining Arroyo in the visit to Parañaque were Mayor Edwin Olivarez and his brother, Rep. Eric Olivarez.