Saavedra documents extra charges versus 12 air terminal executives

Saavedra documents extra charges versus 12 air terminal executives, Rani

CEBU, Philippines — Anti-join advocate Crisologo Saavedra Jr. has asserted he has discovered new bits of proof for the supposed strange P590 million land arrangement of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA). 

This provoked him to record yesterday a supplemental grumbling or reply against 12 present and previous authorities of MCIAA and seven other private respondents on the supposed illicit installment of the 42,329 square meter parcel in 2016. 

Named respondents are previous MCIAA general administrator Nigel Paul Villarete; previous MCIAA board individuals Pericles Dakay, Melanie Ang, Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar, Tourism Undersecretary Ma. Victoria Jasmin, Finance Assistant Secretary Maria Edita Tan, Transportation Undersecretary Perpetuo Lotilla, and Gen. Rodente Joya of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP); officeholder MCIAA board part Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III; MCIAA Assistant General Manager Glenn Napuli; Legal Division Chief Cyril Apao; and Accounting Division Manager Venus Casas. 

Named private respondents are Anatalia Booc, Eduarda Patalinghug, Maximo Patalinghug, Juana Maranga, Apolonio Maranga Jr., Virgina Samonte, and legal counselor Joselito Lopez as advice of the beneficiaries of Juan Pulvera. 

Saavedra said the extra bits of proof he introduced were found by the examining group of the Commission on Audit (COA) Fraud Division. 

He asserted that MCIAA authorities driven by Napuli paid the P590 million to the beneficiaries of Pulvera on June 23, 2016 even before the endorsement of Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management in November 2016.

He additionally asserted that there was an excessive charge when the pretty much 2,500-square meter of the 42,329-square meter parcel was utilized as primary street by the Department of Public Works and Highways long time back. 

On April 8, 2016, the MCIAA Board affirmed a goals that the arranged measure of P590 million come to by the gatherings for the situation recorded by Eduarda Patalinghug be the sum in the Compromise Agreement as installment of subject part with a territory of 42,329 square meters. 

The contention originated from the buy of the subject part and supposedly paid the said sum to people who are not proprietors when the first title is still for the sake of Juan Pulvera and Julia Igot. 

In light of the COA Audit Observation Memorandum, MCIAA did not verify from the court a request coordinating the register of Deeds of Lapu-Lapu City to exchange the name of the first endorsement before paying the concurred sum. 

The Court of Appeals likewise purportedly did not structure MCIAA to pay the P590 million ahead of time however affirmed the Compromise Agreement. 

Napuli focused on that they have a Court of Appeals' organization, the proprietor's duplicate of the declaration of title, and they are in control of the part being referred to. 

While they have solid premise of proprietorship, Napuli clarified that they are cautious in not spending more for the exchange of title to MCIAA's name in light of the fact that COA may later pronounce the arrangement as sporadic. 

"COA should initially settle in their psyches whether it was unpredictable or not. It was at that point affirmed by the Court of Appeals yet at the same time I am intrigued on what COA will at last say on the Court of Appeals administering," he said. 

"Additionally, COA needs to see first that the parcel was obtained through court procedures and not by procurement through RA 10752. COA, in spite of their forces, can't simply blend the utilization of laws," he included.

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