ORMOC CITY – This city’s local government, led by Mayor Lucy Torres Gomez, finally turned over the deed of donation of lots to the residents of the JICA-Lao Resettlement Site on Monday, June 26, 2023.

Accordingly, the said move will lead the members of the JICA-Lao Homeowners Association to have title to the land, which they have been occupying for several years now. 

The residents of the said resettlement site, led by its president Jimmy Patanao, expressed gratitude to the Ormoc Development Team, led by Leyte 4th District Representative Richard I. Gomez and Mayor Lucy Torres Gomez, for turning over the said deed of donation.

With this, the city officials are hoping that other occupants will also believe in the commitment of the city government and so they would do their share of the responsibility. In this way, eventually, all of them will acquire the title to the property they are occupying.

Accordingly, around 134 beneficiaries were subject to the deed of donation because only their lots were surveyed and technical descriptions made available, which is necessary for the drafting of the deed of donation.

Further, those not yet granted the donation should coordinate and cooperate with the homeowners association so that they may also share in the joy and peace of owning the lots they occupy.Also present during the said activity were Leyte 4th District Representative Richard I. Gomez, Leyte Board Member Vince Rama, Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin, Sr., former Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo “Toto” Locsin, Jr., and city councilors. By Gwen Maurillo (EV Mail June 26-July 2, 2023 issue)