According to Nanay Lily, her heart swells with happiness as she finally receives her TCT.
Zenaida Cristobal would not trade this day for any other, not even for an important meeting at the Antipolo National High School where she has been teaching for the past 25 years. “May planning session talaga kami ngayon, pero pinili kong pumunta dito kasi ang tagal ko nang hinihintay ang araw na ito,” the mother of three said. “Hindi pwedeng hindi ako maka-attend sa awarding, kaya nagpaalam ako sa officer namin.”
A native of Quezon Province, Cristobal could not contain her happiness and acknowledged how fortunuate she was for being a CMP beneficiary, adding that it is not easy to own a piece of land in the metro even if you had a steady income.
“Very thankful po ako sa SHFC dahil isa ako sa mga natulungan ng inyong programa,” Cristobal said. “Kahit may trabaho ako, hindi naman kami basta-basta makakabili ng lupa dahil sa hirap ng buhay ngayon.”
Teacher Zenny considers herself lucky as CMP allows her to have a land of her own in the city.
As the rains slowly waned, the excitement at the venue had heated up to a full boil by the time another partner-homeowner got there. Accompanied by three of his four daughters, Joel Alonzo came in late for the ceremony but was clearly enthusiastic to speak for an interview right after he got his TCT.
“Isa ito sa pinakamasaya at pinaka-importanteng araw kasi nakuha ko na at ng aking mga kasama ‘yung titulo namin,” said the 50-year-old, who previously served as the association’s president.
Alonzo, who worked in the engineering department of a major fast-food chain, shared that he used part of the money he received from his early retirement to settle his loan obligations at SHFC. “Salamat sa Social Housing sa ibinigay ninyong pagkakataon sa amin para makapag may-ari ng sariling lupa.”
Hard work pays off for Joel as he finally gets his own TCT.
Pereyra, Cristobal, and Alonzo were just three of the 25 partner-homeowners who were awarded with their respective TCT in a ceremony led by Engr. Elsa Juliana Calimlim, OIC-Vice President for Engineering Department and concurrent Manager of NCR North Operations, and Mr. Armando Masangkay of the Antipolo Urban Settlement and Development Office.
Established in 1993, Sandigan HOAI is composed of 70 partner-homeowners and is headed by Ms. Evelyn Obatay.