The Group Land Acquisition and Distribution or simply “GLAD” program
is an innovative way of acquiring and distributing lands which is allowed by the government to a cooperative duly registered with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) provided that one of its primary purposes is to “Acquire
lands and provide housing benefits for the members. ”Art .6(6), RA.6938 as amended by R.A.9520.
By this way, the members of the cooperative will pool their resources together or contribute to the common fund of the cooperative in order to pay the owner of the land, improvements and other necessary expenditures. The cooperative and all members contributing to the common fund are considered
buyers and co-owners of the land sought to be acquired; they are not seller or developer. Hence, the cooperative is NOT REQUIRED to register and get or secure license to sell from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) and
Development Permit from the local governments for the purposes of improving and distributing the acquired land to its members as one of their benefits as per letter dated January 29,2008 duly signed by Atty. Cesar Manuel, Director
of HLURB Legal Services Group. However, in the construction of the houses of the members they must comply with the National Building Code particularly the building permits, fencing permits, sanitary permits, etc.
Acquisition of land through Group Land Acquisition and Distribution (GLAD) is VERY MUCH CHEAPER than privately owned subdivision because the cooperative does not charge the members of unnecessary additional
cost being charged by private developers such as:
·The Cooperative is exempted from taxes and fees;
·A land sought
to be acquired is a “raw” land.
·The Cooperative term of payment is on installments without interest;
Cooperative does not charged additional cost for securing “License to Sell” and “Development Permit” because it is exempted; thus, a saving of about forty percent (40%) of the cost of the land acquisition;
·The Cooperative does not provide for additional cost of thirty percent (30%) profit as usually charged to buyers by private developers;
cooperative does not obtain loan to finance the acquisition and improvement of the land; hence, members are not charged with interest and penalties which are being charged by the banks or lenders in the loan;
·The Cooperative is exempted from Capital Gains and Documentary Stamp Taxes in the distribution of land to its members because the cooperative does not issue “Deed of Sell”
as it is not a seller; hence, there is no additional cost to the members;
·The cost of improvements to be introduced to the land to achieve and “Organized and well disciplined cooperative
Community” is far lesser than the development cost of privately owned subdivision;
The success of the GLAD project greatly depends upon the active cooperation of the members.
Coop members should not immediately demands for improvement of the land at the early stage of the project because members contribution are still insufficient to finance what they are looking for. Members should understand that the
money to be used to pay the land and improvements must come from their contribution and not elsewhere.
Coop members must know that land improvement consists of two (2) parts.
The first part is described as invisible or intangible,
These cannot be seen as permanent improvement as they are made, serviced,
exercised or happened at the site from time to time during surveys or elsewhere such as in the offices of different architects, engineers, government
These represent about sixty percent (60%) of the land improvement or three (3) years in the making or continuous process.
The examples of these activities are as follows, to wit;
1. Preliminary Activities
Relations or coordination with all government offices, officials and employees from Barangay up to Natonal levels regarding the Land improvements.
·Relocation and Topography
·Verification Development Planning
·Documentation and geodetic works
·Obtaining permits ,licenses and clearances
·Securing approval of the Land Management Bureau and other government agencies on transfer or issuance of individual
titles to the member of the Second Party.
2. Making of Various Plans;
·Location Plan with Topographic Map
·Subdivision Schemes or plans with subdivision data
·Site Improvement Plan
System Lay-out with spot elevation and station plan
·Drainage System plan
·Water System Plan
·Road Profile Plan
·L a n d I m p r o v e m e n t P l a n Specifications
·Mi s c e l
l a n e o u s En g i n e e r i n g drawings and details such as but not
limited to roads, drainage and water lines.
These plans are meticulously made in order to conform and comply with the rules and regulations so that permits and licenses will
The second part consist of the improvement proper –
These are: Improvement Proper
· Mobilization and demobilization
· Clearing and Grubbing
· Site grading
· Sub-base preparation and materials
· Base-course preparation and materials
· Road tracing and grading and materials (macadam road)
· Sidewalks, curbs and gutters
· Drainage System
· Water System
· Electrical System
Deep-well and motor pumps
· Constructing Gallons elevated water tank
· Entrance gate and Guard House
· Perimeter fence
· Rip-rap along water creek
· Landscaped open spaces, e
n t r a n c e s , e x i s t s a n d commercial areas
· Multi-Purpose Building/s
· Basketball / tennis court/s
In accordance with the foregoing situations and in order to meet one of the purposes for which Federal Multi-Purpose Cooperative
(FMPC) was organized and registered with the Cooperative Development Authority, FMPC immediately started its Group Land Acquisition and Distribution (GLAD) projects in Antipolo City, Silang, Cavite, Trece Martires City; Tuba,Benguet (Baguio,
City) and soon in Laguna, La Union and Pangasinan. FMPC plans to implement the GLAD program nationwide.
From September, 2007 up to this writing, FMPC has more than seven thousand
(7,000 plus) members who have participated in the GLAD projects. These members continuously increase everyday.
The existing GLAD projects are as follows:
1. Federal City and FArmville Community
•Cupang, Antipolo City (161 has.)
2.PARADISE CITY COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY
•Litlit, Silang, Cavite (8.5
3.VACATION CITY COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY
Silang, Cavite (39 has.)
3.METROVILLE CITY URBAN FARM
•Brgy. Luciano, Trece Martires City, Cavite (10 has.)
4.BAGUIO CENTRAL PARK
•Tuba, Metro Baguio (22 has.)
•Carmona, Cavite beside Canyon Ranch (10has.)
6.FEDERAL VIRGINIA TWIN TOWERS
•32 Storey Residential and Commercial Condominium
•P. Tuazon Ave., Cubao
Business District, Quezon City