The National Housing Authority – Caloocan District Office (NHA) awarded land titles to the initial 22 family beneficiaries in Phase 3A, Tala Development Project, Caloocan City on April 20, 2022.

NHA National Capital Region – North Sector Office Regional Manager, Engr. Jovita G. Panopio and Caloocan District Manager, Emelina D. Balaoing led the distribution of land titles to the residents situated on the said project site.

According to Engr. Panopio, the event is the first-ever awarding activity conducted by NHA at the Tala Development Project, which was developed to provide housing sites for bona fide residents, hansenites and their immediate families and qualified employees of the Department of Health (DOH) per Republic Act 7999 and Proclamation No. 366.

Ms. Adela Dela Cruz-Boneo, an awardee of a 114 sqm land from Admin East, said she is very grateful to NHA for the said award, “Nagpapasalamat po ako sa NHA at sa Caloocan City sa ipinagkaloob po nilang lupa na matagal na naming inaasam at ipinaglalaban.”

Joining the NHA were Brgy. 188 Chairperson Elisa Chan, Sta. Rita North HOA President Ms. Norma Sumawang and Caloocan City Local Government – Housing and Resettlement Office (HARO) Representative Ms. Editha Tolentino.

“Maraming salamat po sa NHA sa kanilang paanyaya na masaksihan namin ang kaganapang ito. Salamat po sa paggabay sa ating mga mamamayan ng Tala, Caloocan upang maipaglaban ang kanilang mga karapatan na magkaroon ng sariling lupa,” said Brgy. Chairperson Chan in her closing remarks.

Meanwhile, the Tala Development Project is classified as regular Settlement Upgrading with a total area of 149 hectares that comprises residential lots, institutional lots, MRH and LRB sites, community facilities and churches.

As of March 30, 2022, the project has 9,508 total saleable residential lots of which 8,255 lots were already awarded, leaving 1,283 lots unawarded.

Resurvey and titling works at Phases 2, 4, and 5 are ongoing and only Phase 3A has individual titles. To date, the NHA has already awarded 3,503 lots in Phase 3A and succeeding batches for release of lot titles will follow soon.