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Agencies to collaborate on use of gov’t lands for housing

The nationwide roll out of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Program (4PH) got another boost with the promulgation of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Executive Order (EO) 34.

The Order declared 4PH as flagship program and called for the inventory of government idle lands appropriate for housing.

The IRR – jointly formulated by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Land Registration Authority (LRA) – was released last April 29.

It defines the roles and responsibilities of the signing agencies, with the DHSUD heading the requirement and collection of the detailed inventory of all available and suitable lands for housing and human settlements from national government agencies, government-owned and -controlled corporations and local government units (LGU).

Meanwhile, the DENR will provide the DHSUD with all available inventories or data on patrimonial properties, public and government lands, proclamations and reservations and relevant cadastral maps for inventory purposes.

The DILG, on the other hand, will support the DHSUD in coordinating with and mobilizing the LGUs for the implementation of the IRR, while the LRA will assist the involved agencies and entities in the preparation of their inventories by validating the list of titles that are registered in the name of the said agencies and entities.

The IRR also outlines the processes in land identification and inventory; issuance of certified true copies of land titles; acquisition of identified lands; compliance monitoring; manpower and resources; and project conceptualization, development and implementation.

Excerpted from DHSUD news item


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