The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor is asking the Office of the Solicitor General to step into the annulment of the titles and reversion case against Carmel Development Inc. in a disputed property in Barangay Pangarap, North Caloocan City being occupied by ex-Malacañang employees and groups of informal settlers.
“We approach your good office knowing that it is the OSG that shall represent the government in all land registration and related proceedings, and institute actions for the reversion to the government of lands of the public domain and improvements thereon, as well as lands held in violation of the Constitution,” chairman and chief executive officer Alvin Feliciano told Solicitor General Jose Calida in an April 19 letter.
Residents of the Malacañang Homeowners Association occupying the place said they fear for their safety due to harassment, and ongoing demolition and eviction.
Feliciano furnished Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea an April 23 copy of a report that on May 27, 2002, the Land Management Bureau recommended to the OSG the filing of a reversion case against the developer, and that on Aug. 14, 2002, a formal reversion case with the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court that ruled in favor of the government.
On Dec. 19, 2008, the Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s decision, prompting the OSG to file a petition for review before the Supreme Court.
The SC, on Nov. 15, 2010, issued a minute of resolution in favor of Carmel Development Inc., thus the filing of a motion for reconsideration by the OSG on Feb. 15, 2011.
The High Court junked OSG’s second motion.
The PCUP chief is asking the OSG “if there’s still a possibility of filing the requested complaint, the Commission is ready and willing to give its utmost support and cooperation to ensure that redress be given to the decades-long problem of the residents of Pangarap Village.”