Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr reserves Tondo lot for DHSUD development project

2024 June 26

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has issued a proclamation reserving a portion of land in Tondo, Manila for ownership and development of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).

Proclamation No. 610, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on June 21, was issued by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

A copy of the proclamation was made available to the media on Wednesday.

The issuance amends Proclamation No. 96 (s. 2001) by excluding a certain portion of the land, identified as Lot 4-A, Csd-00-003715, located in Tondo, Manila, allowing DHSUD to own it and carry out urban development, “subject to final ground survey.”

The identified portion of land has a total land area of 21,872 square meters.

The new proclamation authorized the DENR Secretary to issue the corresponding Special Patent covering the area reserved for DHSUD’s township development projects.

The issuance also creates a Project Inter-Agency Committee (PIAC) to be chaired by DHSUD, with the DENR and the City Government of Manila as members.

The PIAC is tasked to formulate and issue the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the proclamation and identify the beneficiaries of the housing component of the township development. 

Darryl John Esguerra (PNA)