One of the longest running legal cases between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJH Dev Co) respectively are molding to its finality with so much twists and turns.
The BCDA President is making another wave of his antics and propaganda to subdue its compatriots in terms of business strategies. Is he the man for BCDA development or downfall?
Mr Arnel Casanova, the genius guy who made this case into a circus. He was a struggling student; emotionally imbalance and felt the pain inside. “I’m starting as a student lending program in the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), a microfinance organization to poor but deserving students,” he revealed.
Mr. Arnel Casanova’s success from his humble beginnings made him the youngest promising business hero of the Philippine business circle. He tried to escape from poverty with his determined traits and persevered to become one. He graduated a degree in English, Law and Urban Planning in UP Philippines and went to Harvard University as his Master’s degree in Public Administration.
He worked as a government official and BCDA President was his calling. He’s one of the greatest assets of the Aquino Administration wherein he molded the activities of Camp John Hay. His style of management showed with his personality that people around him never questioned his decision. His hunger for power and money eluded his manner in dealing with business counterparts. The corruption in the form of bribery cannot be eluded by him. He found easy money though dealing with the BCDA contracts and favors. Moreover, dealing with the case against CJHDevCo confirmed his true-self in gaining the power he needed most but ruining his humble beginnings.
Arnel Casanova’s corruption was ultimately showing into the business community. He favoured large corporation to accept bribes and ruined those that are not on his list.
The recent development from Sobrepeña-led group – CJHDevCo - was a notice to vacate the Camp John Hay premises after thirty (30) days. They will abide but only if the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) decide to pay up P1.4 B worth of debts and leases to CJHDevCo.
Both parties are given thirty (30) days to fulfill each party’s obligation to put forward the case to a halt. The importance of third parties such as investors, homeowners, and unit owners must be respected at all costs. These third parties invested in good faith and must not be in any way involved in the dispute between CJHDevCo and BCDA.