HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led a public committee meeting in Caloocan to discuss details land tenure for poor families in Camarin.
Speaker Arroyo continues to push for the implementation of Presidential Proclamation No. 397 which she issued during her presidency.
Speaker Arroyo earlier committed to end decades of land insecurity of residents of Camarin.
The proclamation was signed by Speaker Arroyo in 2003 during her presidency to amend Proclamation No 843 dated April 26, 1971, which reserved the Tala Estate for various government uses by segregating an area of 14 hectares from the parcel reserved for Civic Center purposes of the city government.
Under Speaker Arroyo’s proclamation, the area shall be reserved as socialized housing site open for disposition in favor of the bonafide residents.
The proclamation further mandated that the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), in coordination with the city government shall take the lead in implementation.
The committee meeting included concerned people’s organizations, local government officials of Caloocan, the HUDCC, and the DENR. It was presided by Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan and attended by Caloocan City Rep. Dale Malapitan.
The committee had confirmed that the boundary and structural surveys have been completed by the DENR and HUDCC.
For its part, the DENR said it is still it awaiting a letter of request from the Caloocan City government so that the agency can provide them a deed of conveyance for the land.