Update on titling of city properties, presented

BAGUIO CITY – (27 February 2021) – Several of the city government’s real properties are currently in different stages of the titling process for special patent applications at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-city office according to General Services Office head Eugene Buyucan.

In Tuesday’s management committee meeting of city officials at Baguio Convention Center led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Buyucan said the process is being undertaken by his office’s asset and property management division.

He said one of the city’s properties is located at Holy Ghost Proper barangay; the Pacdal health center; three lots at Burnham Park; and the same number at the crafts and productivity center, Upper Session Road.

Mines View Park and two lots at the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) area are also included in the titling for special patent applications, Buyucan said.

As of February 23, this year, he disclosed that the Holy Ghost property application is for transmittal from the DENR-provincial office to the Register of Deeds (ROD) for payment with title to be released in one month while a request for issuance of order for special patent has been made for the Pacdal health center.       

If the order is released, then a request for a certification from the DENR-city office will ensue, he said.

Applications for two of the Burnham Park lots are for transmittal from DENR-city office to its provincial office then to the ROD for payment with title to be released in one month.  The third lot is scheduled for re-inspection to verify its actual ground corners.

Buyucan said the three crafts and productivity center lots are for further verification by the DENR-city office while the two BCPO lots are for further action by the same office.

Meanwhile, the issue of existing informal settlers within the area is still being resolved at Mines View Park, he said. – Gaby B. Keith