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War vets, troops protest eviction from BCDA Written by Benjamin B. Pulta Tuesday, 31 July 2012 00:00

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

War vets, troops protest eviction from BCDA


War veterans and active military personnel living in a portion of the Diplomatic and Consular Area in Bonifacio South, Taguig City have denounccd Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president Arnel Casanova after he ordered their eviction even when the land in question was not part of the BCDA’s jurisdiction.

In a separate letter, lawyer Howard Calleja, counsel for the residents of the Consular Area, warned Casanova that they would take appropriate legal actions against him if he proceeded with the demolition.
In a July 25 letter to Casanova, the Consular Area Residents Association Inc. led by retired Col. Benjamin Zabat warned the BCDA chief of legal consequences should he proceed with the demolition and stressed that the land on which the doomed structures stand was not a portion of the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group property, but of the Diplomatic and Consular Area.

A notice furnished by BCDA dated July 20 entitled “Sapilitang Pagbabaklas ng Istruktura at Huling Abiso ng Paglikas” had threatened the immediate demolition of the structures in the area..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2249-war-vets-troops-protest-eviction-from-bcda

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