Aug 052013

After the Court of Appeals declared portions of Fort Bonifacio, including the upscale locale of Bonifacio Global City, as part of Makati City, the local government of Taguig City on Tuesday insisted that the disputed land is theirs.

“The CA decision, with due respect, is erroneous,” Mayor Lani Cayetano said in a statement.

“We will flight to make sure that the disputed land remains with Taguig,” she added. “We are confident that we will ultimately win this fight.”

“We believe… that contrary to the findings of the lower court as between pieces of evidence presented, Taguig was not able to prove this greater weight of evidence to merit a favorable decision,” the CA said in a 37-page decision.

The disputed areas consist of Enlisted Men’s Barrios (EMBO) barangays and Inner Fort barangays (which include Barangay Post Proper Northside and Barangay Post Proper Southside).  

At stake in the decision were huge local tax revenues and the prestige that emanates from one of the trendiest places in the country. Amanda Fernandez/RSJ, GMA News

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