[ journal.com.ph ] September 26, 2008
THE Land Registration Authority confirmed that the 53-hectare land acquired by the provincial government of Cavite for the “Pamayanang Maliksi” mass housing project, which will benefit over 8,000 low-income earning families is part of the municipality of Gen. Trias contrary to the claims of Trece Martires City Mayor Melencio de Sagon, Jr.
LRA said Lot 3305-new San Francisco de Malabon Estate where the housing project will be constructed lies outside the territorial boundary of Trece Martires City based on a study headed by Engr. Porfirio R. Encisa, Jr., acting director of the Department on Registration.
The report corroborated the earlier study conducted by the Provincial Board Joint Committee on Land Use and Good Governance declaring the land as part of Gen. Trias based on land title (T-58557) T-4308 covering Lot 3305-new. The committee also used as basis the Charter of Trece Martires City which clearly defines that the disputed land is the boundary of the city and does not fall within its jurisdiction. With the evidences, the Provincial Board ordered the Provincial Housing Board to acquire the necessary Development Permit from the municipality of Gen. Trias in recognition of their territorial jurisdiction over the property.
The housing project was inaugurated last March 5 with President Macapagal-Arroyo and Vice President Noli de Castro as the special guests. The dispute over the property arose when Sagon of Trece Martires City attempted to stop the project alleging that the project site is part of the city. In an attempt to resolve the dispute, Gov. Ayong Maliksi gave way to Sagun’s request to bring the matter to the Provincial Board resulting in the delay of the housing project.