Capitol to file ejectment case against HPG-7
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government or the Capitol has announced that they will file an ejectment case against the Highway Patrol Group in Central Visayas (HPG-7) after negotiations’ involving a deed of donation apparently fell through.
Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will ask the Provincial Board (PB) during its regular session this Monday, Dec. 12, for authority that will allow her to file the case, a report from Sugbo News, the Capitol’s media outlet, stated.
The development came after officials from HPG-7 reportedly ‘did not take seriously’ the provincial government’s offer to relocate from Gorordo Avenue to one of their properties in Sudlon, Brgy. Lahug, the same Sugbo News report said.
HPG-7’s headquarters is currently located near a prime commercial area along Gorordo Avenue in uptown Cebu City. The lot was donated to them by the province through a deed of donation signed in 2018.
Garcia’s administration, however, wanted to take back the lot that has a land area of 679 square meters, saying that the 2018 agreement turned out to be disadvantageous to Cebu province and its constituents.
“Irregular gyud ni. Kinsa guy manghatag og yuta nga pwerteng mahala na na. Unya without any compensation whatsoever to the Province of Cebu, nganhi pa gyud sa syudad,” Garcia was quoted as saying.
(This is irregular. Who would give land that is already very expensive. And without any compensation whtsoever to the Province of Cebu, and the lot is here in the city.)
The Capitol also said the PB, its legislative body, will be revoking the deed of donation given by the previous administration and executed in 2018.
Since 2021, the province had proposed to the HPG-7 to transfer to a 737-square meter property that the province owned in Sudlon through a usufruct agreement.
Aside from being an ‘onerous donation’, they pointed out that the deed of donation entered in 2018 did not secure any approval from the Commission on Audit (COA).
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