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President Piñera Hands Over 1,500 Certificates of Ownership in Rancagua

President Piñera Hands Over 1,500 Certificates of Ownership in Rancagua
May 07
14:21 2012

SANTIAGO — Last weekend President Sebastián Piñera accompanied by the Minister of National Patrimony, Catalina Parot Donoso, traveled to Rancagua to hand out 1,500 certificates of ownership to people living in the region of O’Higgins. Among them were 700 beneficiary of the express regulation program.

The President of the Republic stressed that although this initiative tries to help stabilize the financial problems of many people who own property that was damaged in the earthquake of 2010. “Without a doubt, today is a moving day for all theses families, since they have lived these last few years waiting for those documents certifying them as owners,” he said. This act makes sure that people who suffered from the quake will not have to pay up to 300,000 CLP (US$620) to official channels, nor wait two years for the program’s execution.

Regional government official Patricio Rey said, “The ceremony today provides satisfaction for everyone because it shows that this government meets its commitments. We promised to process these certificates, and it is done.”

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President Piñera handing out a certificate. Photo: Gobierno de Chile

During his visit in Rancagua, President Piñera stressed the importance of the tax and educational reforms which have helped to make important progress in his government.

“We want this country to continue growing.  Growth and development leads to more jobs and better salaries, and also more funding for social programs. One also has to make sure it does not only benefit the privileged. This is what the two reforms are orientated towards. Additionally, the tax reform is to generate more funds to develop the ability to finance education in a serious and responsible way,” Piñera said.

On the same day, the President visited the Moisés Mussa school in Rancagua to give them new computers.  This was part of his “one computer for every tenth child” initiative.


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Maggy Meyer

Maggy Meyer is a translator from Germany. She has lived in Chile since August 2011 and came to Santiago during the student movement after classes at her university in Iquique never begun.
Besides doing translations she gives English classes and writes for ILC.


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