IN ITS efforts to preserve the reservation, the Baguio City government would install signages at Forbes Park for the public to see.

The signs will bear Baguio resident's desire of preserving the area as a park, and not for residential use, said Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr.

The signs are separate from the administrative and criminal charges filed by the City Government against speculators claiming ownership over portions of the reservation, the mayor said.

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"We want to show (the public that) we are serious in preserving Forbes Park," the mayor said.

On October last year, the City Legal Office (CLO) called on the Office of the Solicitor General to file for reversion proceedings concerning the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Issuance (NCIP) of an ancestral land title to the heirs of Lauro Carantes.

Separately, the CLO filed petitions, criminal and administrative complaints against persons and offices involved in the award of a certificate of ancestral land title in a portion of the Forbes Park forest reserve.

A civil case for injunction, with prayer for the issuance of a temporary restraining order was asked from the court.

The CLO also filed an administrative complaint against NCIP Commissioner Eugenio Insigne and six others who approved Carantes' application for the ancestral land title.

On November last year, lawyers from the Solicitor General came to Baguio to gather evidence regarding the issue. (Rimaliza Opiña)