PCGG strengthens claim on Pasig lot

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THE Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) on Friday said the government’s claim in the disputed 18.4 hectares Payanig sa Pasig property was strengthened with the authentication of the land titles.

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“LRA [Land Registration Authority] upholds authenticity of PCGG land title [one of 2 titles to the property]to 2.4 hectares of the 18.5 hectares Payanig property,” Luis Quiogue, general manger of the Independent Realty Corporation (IRC), told reporters.

Quiogue said that the PCGG has strengthened its claim against counter claim made by Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson of Ilocos Sur, who also has a title to the Payanig property.

“It strengthens our claim that we are the rightful owners,” he said.

In a report dated April 30, 2013, LRA said the PCGG title to the 2.4 hectares is genuine based on LRA documents exam an National Bureau of Investigation forensic/ signature analysis.

“The 18.1 hectares is covered by another title, actually reconstituted title lang ang hawak ng PCGG kasi hindi na turn over ni Jose Campos.

The Payanig sa Pasig was originally owned by the Ortigas clan and was surrendered by Jose Yao Campos—a known crony of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos—to the PCGG after the Edsa revolution, in exchange for immunity.

Neil A. Alcober

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