Consolidation of titled properties of two subdivisions in Canitoan under study
THE City Council Committee on Subdivision and Landed Estate chaired by Councilor Edgar S. Cabanlas thoroughly discussed the request of Communities Cagayan, Inc. for consolidation of the 2,490 titled properties of its subdivision projects, the Frontiera II and La Bria subdivisions, located in Barangay Canitoan.
During the committee meeting yesterday, Atty. John Mark Marquiño, representative of the developer, said the Development Permit (DP) for the said subdivisions was issued by the City Council, while the corresponding Certificate of Registration (CR) and License to Sell (LS) were issued by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB)-Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on June 28, 2000.
Due to the economic crisis at that time, the company was unable to develop the subdivisions, and it remained raw lands, Atty. Marquiño added. Because of this, the DP was revoked by operation of law and the company voluntarily requested for suspension of CR/LS for both projects which was granted by the HLURB. However, it was later canceled.
According to Councilor Cabanlas, the application should be an alteration of the plan because the authority for DP belongs to the city government. The approved DP remains valid and the City Council did not receive any communication from DHSUD that they revoked it, he said.
“Maybe they can revoke the License to Sell but not the Development Permit issued by the City Council”, Cabanlas further explained.
With this, the Committee referred the application back to the City Engineer’s Office and City Housing and Urban Development Department (CHUDD) for further study and recommendation. Councilors Joey Abbu, Aga Suan, and Roger G. Abaday were also present during the committee meeting.