House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has awarded Certificates of Entitlement to Lot Allocation (CELA) to more than 180 urban poor families in Parañaque City Thursday, paving the way for the legal ownership of their homes.
The CELAs were given for a 4.1-hectare property in Purok 3, Brgy. Bagong Silang previously owned by National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), which Arroyo declared as a site for socialized housing when she was President.
At present, Purok 3 is already owned by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), which vowed to work together with the National Housing Authority (NHA) to ensure that the beneficiaries will be charged with the lowest possible payment.
Arroyo was joined in the distribution of CELAs by former Environment Secretary Mike Defensor, Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Rep. Gus Tambunting, and other local officials.