Date Submitted: 10/21/2015 12:08:24 PM
Illegal Construction in Tab-ang, Pagatban
Egon Nile C. Jordan
October 21, 2015, 12:53 AM
October 21, 2015
HON. ISMAEL P. MARTINEZ
MR. JOEL P. BATERNA
City Environment and Natural Resources Office
ENGR. ERIC O. TORRES
Chief City Engineering Office
MR. PANCHO F. VILLASIS
City Planning and Development Coordinator
I am Capt. Egon Nile C. Jordan, CAAP. Son of the late Edgar L. Jordan and Carol C. Jordan.
Last Friday, October 16, 2015, my Mom was at the Office of the City Engineer to report an illegal structure being constructed at our "Punong" ( Fishpond) in Tab-ang by our relatives contesting our status thereat.
Last October 2011, Mommy together with me and our relatives claiming ownership over the foreshore area/marine land have sat down and agreed in writing before the Office of the Barangay that both parties should respect the status quo and that no one shall make a move that will destroy the peace or status quo of the contested area in which we have adverse, prior, open, continuous, and notorious possession since 1983. It was further agreed that should the other party (Heirs of Alfredo "Pidong" Jordan Sr) have a colorable claim over the contested area they should file it in court and that we will willingly prove our case in the proper courts of law.
That agreement binded all of us for the last 3 years until last October 10, 2015, when the heirs of Pidong Jordan Sr violated our agreement with the Barangay, against my Mom's opposition, and without permit from City Eng'g Office and/or DENR, there and then entered the subject foreshore area/marine land with force, intimidation, threats and stealth and illegally constructed thereon a permanent structure for dwelling.
I am not writing you out of disdain or hate but out of respect for what is lawful and proper thing to do considering the given prevailing circumstances. My Mom is 81 years old, weak and alone and definitely she does not deserve that kind of disrespect coming from our own relatives.
They do not respect our agreement with the Barangay, now with the same disrespect towards the City Officials, they intruded our area and constructed a permanent structure therein without any permit from the City Engineering Office or CENRO or any other appropriate City Government agencies.
I hope that you can act promptly on my Mom's complaint report appropriately and promptly within the bounds of law.
Please treat this as a complaint letter for and on behalf of my very old mother and of myself as her son.
Your positive action on this matter is vigorously pursued.
CAPT. EGON NILE C. JORDAN ATC
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