NAVOTAS City Mayor Toby Tiangco led the distribution of land titles to residents of Bgy. North Bay Boulevard North (NBBN) Monday afternoon.
Some 190 members of Samahan ng Mamamayang Nagkakaisa ng NBBN Inc. (SAMANA) received land titles from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
“I’m happy that after 23 years, you now hold in your hands the title to your property. You may now sleep soundly, assured in the knowledge that you have legal ownership of your land,” Tiangco said.
“I trust that you will take care of your property and you will be responsible in paying your real property tax,” he reminded.
The mayor noted that the processing of the land titles started when he was still vice mayor.
“Back then, this area was classified for industrial use. We had to convert it to residential so the DENR could proceed with the processing of land titles,” he explained.
The revised Navotas Comprehensive Land Use Plan, which contained the reclassification or conversion of land use, was approved in 2018.
Present during the title distribution were DENR-National Capital Region Regional Executive Director Jacqueline Caancan, NBBN Bgy. Chairperson Melvin Manalo, and officers of SAMANA Inc. headed by their president, Amalia Igot.