Asset Reform Group Leads Disscussions on Land Proclamations

HUDCC’s Deputy Secretary General Leira S. Buan joined a series of Pre-Proclamation Committee meetings together with Atty. Alvin Claridades, Director of HUDCC’s Asset Reform Group last August 3 and 4 held in Davao City. These meetings focused on the processing of request for housing proclamations for informal settlers’ families occupying government lands. Key attendees during the aforesaid events included representatives from the Pre-Proclamation Committee such as HUDCC, DENR, DPWH, DOH, PCUP, NHA, and from the land owners/administrators.

Asec. Leira Buan (middle) and Atty. Alvin Claridades (left),
led the Pre-Proclamation Committee meetings in Davao City.

Members of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies (ARENA) attended the meeting last August 3, 2017 (including NEDA, DENR, DOH, DPWH, CSC, COA, NBI, OCD, DSWD, DILG and DAP) with some officials from City Government of Davao, PCUP, and HOA to thresh out issues and concerns on Proclamation No. 2331 which is expected to benefit 200-250 ISFs. The meeting was held at the NEDA Conference Room (NEDA Regional Director Maria Lourdes Lim is the president of ARENA).

In another PPC meeting last August 4, 2017, a 15,391 sq. meter government property in Brgy. 38-D, Davao City which is fully occupied by ISFs composed of retired and active military personnel, was inspected wherein a dialogue with the actual occupants was conducted by HUDCC and PCUP.

Also, a PPC meeting took place in Ozamiz City last July 26, 2017 focusing on a proposed housing proclamation that aims to benefit an estimated number of 1000 informal settler families in Brgy. Malaubang. The project is a component of the 80-has proposed mixed-use development spearheaded by the City Government of Ozamiz. 

And lastly on July 28, another PPC meeting was also held to discuss a housing proclamation in Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur, which intends to benefit 500-600 families composed of both ISFs and DOH employees after the expansion of the department’s Regional Hospital – a government facility wherein ISFs are currently residing.