WITH TITLE ON HAND, PAMPANGA BUDDIES SEE MORE SUNNY DAYS AHEAD
The sun in the municipality of Magalang in Pampanga was as bright as ever on the morning of September 16, 2019. It carried a radiance of promise, just like the aura of excitement that was building up on the faces of Joseph David and Ariel Layug as they eagerly waited for their names to be called on stage to get their respective transfer certificate of title from SHFC.
For the best buddies, nothing could quite top off more than two decades of diligently paying their respective monthly amortization than the satisfaction and sense of ownership in finally receiving their land titles. “Masayang-masaya ako kasi pagkatapos ng matagal na panahon, nakamit din namin ito,” said Joseph, who drives trucks for a living. “Twenty-five years namin itong binuno. Nagkaproblema pa nga kami noon sa unang presidente namin, buti na lang naayos na ang lahat ngayon.”
His sentiment was shared by Ariel, who could not contain his joy over the moment. “Syempre masaya, sino ba naman ang hindi matutuwa na may sariling titulo ka na,” said the 45-year-old, who serves as one of the association’s board of directors. “Sa haba ng panahon ng paghihintay, natapos din. Kaya salamat sa Social Housing.”