Solon Goes After Baguio’s Share of CJH Rent

Solon Goes After Baguio’s Share of CJH Rent

April 25, 2015

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio Rep. NIcasio M. Aliping Jr emphasized that he together with other city officials will make strong representations with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to collect the city’s 25% past dueshare of the rentals from Camp John Hay.

This developed as the Office of the Ex-officio Sheriff of the Regional Trail Court Branch 6 served the Notice to Vacate to Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) representatives Monday afternoon.

The order was addressed to CJHDevCo “and all persons claiming rights under them [CJHDevCo].”

When Rep. Alipinglearned of the Notice to Vacate, said Wednesday, April 22, that he will make representation with BCDA president and CEO Arnel Paciano Casanova on how to collect the city’s share from the PhP 1.4 billion the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) ordered the government-run corporation to return to CJHDevCo.

The amount represents the rental CJHDevCo paid to BCDA for the first years of its operations of the former American rest and recreation facility located in Baguio.

Previous to the issuance of the notice, Casanova opined that the city can collect its share from the amount BCDA is set to return to CJHDevCo.

He also gave the similar advice to other third parties of interest to the case particularly the locators, sub-lessees, unit owners, and golf club members.

It was learned that Regional Trial Court Branch 6 Judge Cecilia Corazon Dulay-Archog ordered BCDA to set up a trust fund, the amount would be deposited and which the court will disburse to CJHDevCo depending on the latter’s compliance to the Writ of Execution she penned based on the PDRCI judgment.

Casanova said that city and other locators, sub-lessees, unit owners, and golf club members can recoup their paid rentals from this amount. He also advised them to seek legal counsel on how to collect their paid rentals to CJHDevCo.

Meanwhile, Rep. Aliping said he will make it his priority when Congress resumes its sessions on May 4 to collect what is due to the city now that all the court cases are over.

Rep. Aliping added, “We have a pending House [of Representatives] resolution with the House Committee on Bases Conversion calling for the automatic deduction of the city’s share from the amount the BCDA is supposed to refund to CJHDevCo.”

There are 118 business establishments in Camp John Hay, including 85 residential structures and 384 hotel rooms with 75% of them sub-leasing from CJHDevCo.
The Sobrepena-led CJHDevCo also has stakes in at least three establishments sub-leasing from the private development company.

These are the Forest Lodge, The Manor (both hotels) and the Camp John Hay /Office of Cong. Nicasio Aliping


Visitor Counter