By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday awarded transfer certificates of title to the beneficiaries of the Angeles Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) resettlement project.
The Vice President was assisted by Governor Lilia Pineda, Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, First District Rep. Carmelo Lazatin and National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Chito Cruz.
Binay distributed 175 land titles to beneficiaries who were displaced during the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.
Pamintuan said that there is a total of 2,034 households in the EPZA.
Out of the said households, 911 titles were already awarded.
There are 948 titles yet to be distributed, he said.
Binay told settlers who have not yet received their titles not to worry as theirs are under process.
He said distribution will be completed before President Benigno Aquino III ends his term in 2016.
The Vice President also told the beneficiaries to continuously take care of their community.
“This is not a joke, your place is so beautiful. No one can say that this is a relocation project. With the size of 94 square meters each lot and single-detached, this is better compared to other private subdivisions,” Binay said.
“Aside from that, you have good and complete basic facilities within your community like school, police station, flea market, clinic and day care center,” he said.
The Vice President said that this kind community was based on their new concept which they called new town site development and a perfect example of a sustainable community.
The distribution of land titles is a collaborative efforts of the NHA and the local government of Angeles City.