BCDA-CJHDevco dispute might reach Congress

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


THE Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevco) dispute may reach the Senate for inquiry.

Senator Francis Escudero, in a press conference Saturday, said he is willing to author a resolution calling for the Senate inquiry.

Escudero said the dispute, which involves CJHDevco chairman Robert Sobrepeña is no surprise to him given the latter also faces issues relevant to the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 project in Manila.

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And since it also involves the government agency, BCDA led by the president Arnel Paciano Casanova, it may be subject for discussion on the Senate.

"Magagaling sila pag iisa nagsasalita eh. Magandang pagharapin," said Escudero.

"Ika nga pagsabungin na natin silang dalawa para mapakinggan ng sabay ang panig nila. Para malaman na natin ang pulot dulo, and buong katotohanan at solusyon sa problema," he stressed adding, "Pareho silang lulubog lang kapag hindi sila naghanap ng solusyon sa problemang ito.”

In a separate press conference of the BCDA, Casanova told media he is willing to appear before the Congress for inquiry and challenged Sobrepeña to do the same.

This after Baguio City Rep. Nicasio Aliping opened up the issue before the Congress with the intent to seek for opinions on how the city government cam assert its supposedly share given the recent arbitration decision.

Moreover, late last year and early this year, Sobrepeña also appeared before the Senate as the chairman of the Fil-Estate Management Inc. for inquiry about the issue on MRT3.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 30, 2015.

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