The longest court battle between Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevco) and Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) lasted through the decision of Philippine Dispute Resolution Center Inc. (PDRCI) which makes both sides satisfactorily approved. The parties involved had to study some other legal bearings for the resolution.
Why it takes for so long while the camp needs to be developed for the good of Baguio residents?
In the meantime, neither party can implement the Award, without an order confirming the same and a writ of execution being issued by the court. The writ of preliminary injunction enjoining the BCDA from taking over Camp John Hay remains in full force and effect unless the court orders otherwise.
While the lawyers of CJHDevCo are currently studying legal options, the PDRCI has found the BCDA to be in breach and CJHDevCo was absolved of liability for the supposed back rentals. In the meantime, neither party can implement the award, without an order confirming the same and a writ of execution being issued by the court. The writ of preliminary injunction enjoining the BCDA from taking over Camp John Hay remains in full force and effect unless the court orders otherwise. The issuance of the Award, the parties will act in good faith and with due regard for the rights and interests of innocent third parties who are not involved in the dispute between CJHDevCo and the BCDA.
The legal aspects of the case after the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center Inc. (PDRCI) released its decision must be the starting point of both parties to create peaceful relation with each other. They will observe the ethics of dealing the present situation about the case.
The BCDA must accept the resolution and go on to implement this with care. The same with CJHDevCo, acceptance and create the atmosphere to BCDA team. More works should be united by the two parties for easy endorsement for inventories and the stakeholders.
The past record for this case had never been equally heard which in turn gave negative aspects for both parties. The BCDA pushed their negative propaganda against CJHDevCo. It caused much legal battle that made people to think negatively. The BCDA pursued the claiming of the camp while at the same time, doing differently for CJHDevCo manager Bob Sobrepena.
The Arbitral Panel has granted our prayer in the latter respect. It ordered the rescission of the lease contract and BCDAto pay us P1.42 billion as reimbursement of our lease payments. Hoping that the turn-over the Camp to BCDA after the Pl.42billion award is paid to CJHDevCo and BCDA will take care of the 480,000trees. Eventually turnover of Camp John Hay to BCDA, the camp would be in perfect environmental condition. BCDA will continue CJHDEVCO’s vision for Camp John Hay to be the leading eco-tourism destination in North Luzon and continue with the development of the Camp with the protection of the trees and the environment in mind.
The unification and coordination of both parties together with the stakeholders inside the camp and the governance of Baguio makes this new endeavor a positive one.
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