Private firm awards lots to Mabalacat informal settlers
The awarding rites were held at the barangay hall of Bgy. Mawaque, Mabalacat and presided over by Michael Jansen ‘Miko’ Abella, Hausland Representative. EPSI the agency that negotiated for the “recovery” of the real property estate for its rightful owner, Fiesta Communities and Hausland Development Corporation (Hausland). "Ina-assure po namin na itong lupa ay magiging sa inyo na. Inaayos na po namin ang documentation para mailipat na sa inyong pangalan,” Abella said. “Inyong-inyo na po ito. Huwag naman po ninyong ibenta kaagad,” he added in jest. The informal settlers used to occupy a 400-hectare property of Hausland for over three decades. The relocation sites located in Bgys. Mawaque and Mabiga are now equipped with four deep wells for the utilization of the new residents, who were also given financial assistance amounting to P30,000 per household. EPSI will also build a multi-purpose hall and an access road for the resettlement area. The 36-square meter lots will be assigned via drawing of lots. The recipients were given 30 days to work on building their houses.
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