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WHEREAS, the dissolved People's Homesite and Housing Corporation was created to acquire, develop, improve, subdivide, lease and sell lands and construct, lease and sell buildings or any interest therein in the cities and populous towns of the Philippines, with the object of providing decent housing for those who may be found unable otherwise to provide themselves therewith;

WHEREAS, the dissolved People's Homesite and Housing Corporation in pursuance to its objectives has sold residential lots at the Malaya-East Avenue Subdivision with the condition, which was annotated at the back of the respective titles, to the effect that the purchasers shall construct a residential house on the lots, and complete the same within a period of one year from the execution of the deed of sale and/or the issuance of title in their favor.

WHEREAS, those lots were awarded in 1957 under a 10-year repayment contract, and the owners completed payments of amortizations therefor;

WHEREAS, notwithstanding the lapse of more than 20 years from the date of award and more than 10 years from full payment by the original awardees, no houses have been constructed by them or successors-in-interests, as required in their contracts and titles, which is an indication that the awardees or their vendees or successors-in-interest have no need for the lots but have acquired them for speculative purposes in violation of the policies of the government:

WHEREAS, the National Housing Authority was created under Presidential Decree No. 757 promulgated on July 31, 1975, to provide and maintain adequate housing for the greatest possible number of people, and to take over the powers and functions of the dissolved People's Homesite and Housing Corporation;

WHEREAS, as successor of the dissolved People's Homesite and Housing Corporation and pursuant to its objectives, the National Housing Authority has pursued to enforce the obligation of the owners to build their residential houses as specified in their titles, and have consequently called attention to the conditions for the award, annotated on each of the titles issued in favor of the awardees;

WHEREAS, in spite of several notices by registered mail and by publication in a newspaper of general circulation, the purchasers have failed to comply with the conditions by constructing their residential houses on their respective lots;

WHEREAS, in order to maximize the land use of these idle lots and to increase the housing stock in Metro Manila, it is necessary that the transfer certificate of titles of non-complying owners be canceled and the idle lots be reconveyed to the National Housing Authority, as successor-in-interest of the dissolved People's Homesite and Housing Corporation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby decree and order the following:

Section 1. The following Transfer Certificates of Titles issued by the Register of Deeds of Quezon City, Philippines, as well as subsequent titles emanating from them, on the following lots of the Malaya-East Subdivision, Quezon City, are hereby declared as canceled and the Register of Deeds of Quezon City is directed to issue a new transfer certificate of Titles in favor of the National Housing Authority.

Name of OwnerTCT NO. Date IssuedBLOCKLOT
1. Alvano, Corazon C.1081078/9/666620
2.Aquino, Ramon G. 707778/14/63308
3.Baguio, Oscar 10026012/14/651012
4.Cabigao, Norma T. 11010010/4/661096
5.Castro, Corazon G. de 1187366/9/675916
6.Castro, Josefina de 11123111/2/6612619
7.Castro, Minda Luz de 1297815/16/687710
8.Cruz, Noli and Sabina Reyes

9.Dy, Vicente V. 1335639/2/6810312
10.Esteban, Segundina M. 1017522/8/66476
11.Eugenio, Cristina S. and Tranquilino de la Cruz 2051471/7/757433
12.Gatchalian, Gloria C. 1200578/31/674615
13.Herrera, Jose B. 1979548/9/741385
14.Hilario, Visitacion 1059626/21/661118
15.Jose, Felicitas L. 8681512/16/6410612
16.Jose, Marcial 8661412/16/6410611
17.Leon, Rosario del 1135311/16/6711619
18.Maaba, Cesario 911023/31/656418
19.Magbiray, Clotilde Dagalo 1086508/23/6611015
20.Mata, Conrado T. 830489/25/641327
21.Nulot, Josefina 1075367/26/646618
22.Osorio, Teodicio 12354410/24/679417
23.Parto, Lydia 1072487/12/66536
24.Piquing, Rafael M. 1382257/21/691064
25.Reyes, Ester P. De los Estate of the Deceased 1083798/18/66823
26.Reyes, Marcela A. 14789011/25/69613
27.Reus, Ovidio 8573011/20/6451
28.Rivero, Endocia 874071/11/656415
29.Rodriguez, Teodoro 1049285/10/66516
30.Soller, Januario A. 1148712/15/6712418
31.Zalde, Jose 1980005/13/7426-C12

Section 2. The National Housing Authority is hereby vested with the authority to take possession of these reconveyed lots and develop as sites for the construction of housing units under its Housing Program;

Section 3. This Decree shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 1st day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-seven.

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