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Bill authorizing UP to sell land in Brgy. Krus Na Ligas now a law

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has authorized the University of the Philippines (UP) to sell a portion of its land to the Quezon City local government.

Republic Act (RA) 11454 allows UP to sell a parcel of its land in Barangay Krus Na Ligas to the local government of Quezon City not exceeding 22,467 hectares at a fair market price that is acceptable to the University.

The authorization is deemed automatically revoked when the University and the Quezon City local government fail to agree on the terms and conditions of the sale within one year from the effectivity of this Act or when full payment was not received by the University one year after the execution of the agreement, the new law stated.

Upon transfer of ownership of the parcels of land in Barangay Krus Na Ligas from the UP to the Quezon City local government, the latter shall immediately fence off the property of the University to segregate it from the area sold under this Act.

RA 11454 also directs the Quezon City local government to create a technical working group to identify the legitimate residents of Barangay Krus na Ligas and who are qualified buyers of parcels of land in said barangay.

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