BMC donates road lot to Baguio for school sites

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BAGUIO CITY  – The Romualdez-owned Benguet Management Corporation (BMC) based in barangay Irisan here donated to the city government some 2,692 square meters of its property to allow the local government to be able to implement road infrastructure projects leading to the 3.8-hectare site of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) and the soon to rise Baguio City National Science High School (BCNSH) and other private subdivisions traversed by the road lot in the area.

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan represented the city government while Renato A Claravall, BMC president, represented the donor during the recent signing ceremonies held at the President’s Room of the Baguio Country Club (BCC).

The signing of the deed of donation was witnessed by Leyte 1st district Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Ms. Mignon de Leon, of the Benguet Corporation and Mr. Antonino Buenavista, operations manager of BMC.

BMC is the registered owner of the road lot situated in barangay Irisan here with a total land area of some 2,692 square meters.

Romualdez cited for the purpose of and in consideration of the use and improvement of the land as road-right-of-way for public use and benefit, BMC was convinced to donate to the city government their property free and clear of all claims and encumbrances, saving and excepting only such as maybe subsisting by operation of law and reservation thereafter sought forth.

Under the deed of donation, the city government impose the conditions that all taxes due on the property amounting to a total of P100,000 more or less past and present, and those resulting from the transaction will be shouldered by the local government and that in perpetuity, the city shall not sell, dispose, alienate or in any manner alter the use of the property donated without the prior written consent of BMC.

Earlier, Domogan requested BMC management to donate the said road lot to allow the city government to implement the P10 million road rehabilitation project leading to the PSHS and BCNSHS sites and other private subdivisions in the area purposely to improve the road leading to the said school sites which had been the previous clamor of concerned barangay officials and school administrators and the communities therein.

Originally, Domogan, author of the creation of both the BCNSHS and PSHS,  said the whole 3.8 hectares in Irisan was supposedly devoted to the establishment of the BCNSHS but because of earlier problems on the ancestral claimant of the original site of the PSHS, the government was constrained to relocate the PSHS site to the Irisan area dividing the site for both institutions.

The local chief executive expressed the city government’s gratitude to the BMC officials for their timely action in working out the donation of the road lot to the city government so as not to delay the implementation of the city’s priority projects beneficial to the welfare of the public, especially the students and the community population in the area.

He cited the city government will comply with the terms and conditions of the deed of donation of the property in order to allow the continuous use of the road lot for the public which had been always aspiring for better road condition leading to their place. By Dexter A. See

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