The local government of Manila has awarded a total of 150 lot certificates to landless residents in line with its "Land for the landless" program.
Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna assured Manilans that their city government continues to find ways so that those who do not own lots will finally have their own.
The program, Lacuna said, is being spearheaded by the Manila urban settlements office headed by Atty. Danilo de Guzman, while she was joined in the awarding of certificates by Secretary to the Mayor Marlon Lacson, Vice Mayor Yul Servo, Congressmen Joel Chua and Irwin Tieng and several Manila City councilors.
The mayor herself handed over the certificate of lot awards to the 150 beneficiaries from the Anthony Torre , Lico and Francisco Tan Estates from Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5.
"We are happy because after a long time you now have something you can call your own," the mayor said.
"Let's take care of it. This is for you and your family," she added.
Lacuna has vowed to never stop fulfilling the dreams of landless Manilans to someday have a lot that they can call their own.
It was learned that during her first year in office, the city government was able to distribute lands for landless families in the city which were handed over to the representatives of at least 600 such families.