DepEd 7 fence encroaches on province lot

DepEd 7 fence encroaches on province lot

THE fence of the Department of Education (DepEd 7) in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, has been found to encroach on a property owned by the Cebu Provincial Government.

Jose Yuson, head of the Provincial Capitol’s Real Estate Division said they had informed DepEd 7 Director Salustiano Jimenez that their wall has invaded at least 244 square meters of lot number 1062-A owned by the Capitol.

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said since it is not the policy of Capitol to sell or donate the land, the DepEd 7 has to decide whether to rent the lot or demolish their wall.

The governor said the Provincial Government will collect retroactive rental payments from DepEd 7 starting from the day the fence was built.

The real estate division also discovered that parts of the Capitol property in that area are being used as roads even though this has not been annotated in the lot title.

The governor said as the rightful owner of the lands, Capitol has the option to close the roads if the DepEd rejects conditions that will be set by the Province in the coming days.

Meanwhile, in a text message to Sunstar Cebu, Jimenez said the agency is now in communication with the governor’s office.

Jimenez declined to comment further on the issue saying that he was not in the position to decide on the Provincial Capitol’s conditions. (PAC / TPT, EHP)

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