Vice President Jejomar Binay led the distribution of the Certificates of Lot Allocation (CeLAs) to over 1,000 housing beneficiaries in Nueva Ecija over the weekend.
Binay, Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDDC), awarded the CeLAs to 800 employees of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in the Science City of Muñoz and to 386 occupants of non-core properties of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) designated as socialized housing sites in Cuyapo town.
Binay said the CLSU Employees Housing Cooperative deserve the break as they worked hard for it since 1997. He added that the CeLAs proves that the recipients are the owners of the lots where their houses are located, stressing that this now gives them a security of tenure in their chosen locality.
The CLSU Employees Village covers 20 hectares and will accommodate 1,030 CLSU cooperative members. The project will start this month and is targeted to be completed at the end of the year.
According to Binay, the land development and housing construction for the CLSU Employees Village will be implemented under the Government Employees Housing Program of NHA while the Pag-IBIG Fund will provide the End-User Financing (EUF) for employees who are Pag-IBIG members.
Meanwhile, the PNR housing project in Cuyapo, covering 10 hectares, is set to benefit a total of 1,500 families. The awardees include 330 actual bonafide occupants in the proclaimed site, some of whom have been occupying the lots since the 1970s.
The beneficiaries, selected by the local government of Cuyapo and approved by the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC), are part of the Housing and Urban Development Council (HUDCC)’s socialized housing program by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 48, Series 2001.
EO 48 declared non-core properties of PNR, totaling some 1,000 hectares, as socialized housing sites and allowed the distribution of the land to qualified occupants.