July 23, 2024

One hundred one surveyed government lots were endorsed for titling in favor of the city government after the city council adopted Resolution 364 s. 2023 for the purpose.

The list of properties for titling were based on the records of the General Services Office and the Community Environment and Natural Resources.

These properties were mostly occupied as city needs for day care center, covered court, multipurpose hall, waiting shed, health center, satellite market, barangay alley or road, pumping station, barangay hall, senior citizen center, public park, police station and barangay tanod outpost, among others.

Some of lots were also identified for proposed projects such as multipurpose hall, satellite market, and covered court, while others were listed as open spaces and community gardens.

Identified city land needs are located at barangays Asin Road, Bakakeng Norte/Sur, Brookside, Brookspoint, Cabinet Hill-Teachers’ Camp, Camp 7, City Camp Central, City Camp Proper, Dominican Mirador, Dontogan, Gabriela Silang, Gibraltar, Guisad Central, Irisan, Loakan Proper, Loakan Apugan, Lower Lourdes, Lualhati, Outlook Drive, Pacdal, San Vicente, Sto. Tomas Proper and West Quirino Hill.

Last year, Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered the reconstitution of the City Land Needs Identification Committee (CLNIC) in a bid to expedite the identification and titling of lands for city and barangay needs.

The aggressive stance in having government lots and those identified for city and public need titled aims to avoid losing these to land speculators and to apply the correct measurements of roads and alleys for crucial purposes such as disaster and other emergency response. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan