Bacolod City residents receive lot certificates
Bacolod City (29 March) -- City Mayor Evelio Leonardia distributed recently Certificates of Lot Allocation to 71 beneficiaries of public land in Barangay I.
Leonardia said the 71 residents compose the first group to receive the certificate and added that the city government will ensure that more Brgy. I residents will be able to benefit from this program.
The mayor stressed that this particular program of the city government enables the beneficiaries to own the lot where their houses presently stand and allows them to settle permanently where their present residences located.
This project is in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through a memorandum of agreement.
Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, city environment and natural resources officer, said that a survey they conducted in Brgy. I showed that about 600 houses need to be provided with certificates of lot location. Gerangaya also said that their office is now working on the next batch of recipients of the said certificate.
The certificates issued by the city are non-transferable and non-negotiable, and must be presented to the CENRO upon filing of the appropriate public land application to show proof of entitlement. (PIO/PIA/cad) [top]