By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Bacolod Housing Authority (BHA) will serve cancellations to 150 “homelot” recipients after they were found in violation of City Ordinance No. 269, or the Bacolod City Housing Ordinance. According to BHA head Ma. Victoria Parrenas, the beneficiaries in question sold, leased, or transferred the lot to settle illegally.
“We conducted an inventory, evaluation, and confirmation of the report as part of the process for the cancellation,” she said.
Meanwhile, Parrenas said, by next month, there will be an awarding for approximately 37 newly-qualified applicants to acquire lots at the relocation site in Barangay Vista Alegre.
The applicants, mostly from Barangays 12, Bata, Taculing, and Villamonte, were affected by demolitions from city development projects and road clearing.
Earlier this month, the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod requested the BHA and Bacolod City Water District organize a “one-stop shop” in order to expedite water service connection applications for residents of the Abada Escay relocation site.
City Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez added, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc., or Ceneco, was asked to prioritize electrical service to the pumping stations serving the relocation site./DGB, WDJ