BAGUIO CITY – The city’s Registry of Deeds formally issued 4 separate original titles covering the ownership of the local government over some properties in the city.
Special Patent No. SP-LGU-BEN0019 was issued to the local government covering 233 square meters in New Lucban, barangay which is currently the site of the New Lucban barangay hall.
Further, SP-LGU-BEN-0021 was also issued in the name of the local government covering an area of 621square meters which is currently the site of the building of the Office of the Civil Registry.
On the other hand, SP-LGU-BEN-0022 was also issued in the name of the local government covering an area of 4,026 square meters which covers the compound of the City Health Services Office.
SP-LGU-BEN-0020 was issued to the local government covering some 1,209 square meters located in barangay New Lucban which is being occupied by the compound of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO).
Under the issued special patents to the local government, the same shall not be disposed by the grantee without the authorization of Congress if owned by a national agency, or authorized by the Sanggunian concerned through an approved ordinance, if owned by a local government unit pursuant to Section 4 of Republic Act (RA) 10023.
City General Services Officer Eugene Buyucan said the issued special patents or original certificate of titles were part of those that were applied for by the local government tracing back to the previous administration of former Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan.
The special patents were entered into the books of the Registry of Deeds of Baguio city on May 15, 2019.
He pointed out the plan of the local government to have its properties titled is gaining ground thus the said office is exerting all efforts to ensure that all city properties will be titled to ensure they spared from being grabbed by other individuals.
According to him, the City General Services Office is still pursuing the titling of other city-owned properties, including the City Hall compound, for the city government to have legal possession over its properties.
Earlier, the Registry of Deeds issued separate special patents for some of the properties owned by the city government located in the different parts of the city pursuant to its mandate to ensure the protection of the properties from possible encroachments by informal settlers.
One of the major plans of the former and present administration is to secure all the city-owned properties earned by the local government through the years as even government properties are now being invaded by informal settler. By Dexter A. See