The Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity of the United States for International Development (SURGE-USAID) commended the land titling program of the local government of Cagayan de Oro City.
In an article by Cagayan de Oro News Bulletin, Nicanor Roxas from SURGE commended CdeO Mayor Oscar Moreno during the signing of Affidavit of Undertaking and Residential Free Patent Title for the 65 Beneficiaries of the successful implementation the program in which homeless residents of the city are provided with the opportunity to own a titled land.
According to Roxas, CdeO managed to be one of the five places in the country to have a program of the same nature despite the fact that 90% of the country’s total number of municipalities and cities do not usually allocate considerable funds for it.
The current administration of Moreno has one of the forefronts of its goal to provide land titles to the people of the city which started with the “Piso-Piso” program and with providing help to the beneficiaries of the Residential Free Patent Title (RFPT) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
To date, nearly 800 land titles were already given in the city and it is also the aim of Moreno’s administration to have all the residents living at relocation sites in the city be given their own land titles as well.