The taxes owed by Archbishop Apuron on MO3 L240-10 for 2013 and 2014 are inconsequential. The property is vacant land, measuring only 513.91 square meters, and has an assessed value of only $29,754.
There's a good chance that the reason it is not paid is because the Archbishop doesn't even know he owns it as it was given to the "him" through a DEED OF GIFT in 2010. I put "him" in quotes because in fact it wasn't given to "him," but to the Archdiocese of Agana and specifically to the Cathedral Basilica.
I am using this little oversight as an opportunity to comment on the nature of a corporation sole and the general neglect and mismanagement of diocesan assets.
As you can see from the copy of the first page of the deed below, the property was deeded to:
ANTHONY SABLAN APURON, a Corporate Sole, ARCHDIOCES (sic) OF AGANA GUAM (AGANA CATHEDRAL BASILICA).
The name of the Grantee (recipient) is incorrect, and this is why the tax roles are showing Apuron's personal name as the owner and as personally liable for the delinquent taxes. The correct name of the recipient should read:
ARCHBISHOP OF AGANA, A CORPORATION SOLE, ANTHONY SABLAN APURON OFM CAP. D.D. INCUMBENT
Note that it is the office of the ARCHBISHOP OF AGANA, not Apuron personally which is the Corporation Sole. The office is in the control of whoever is the incumbent.
This is an error that should have been taken care of immediately, but with a bishop gone almost half a year, every year, from his diocese, and Tom and Jerry playing house in his absence, well...you get the idea.
By the way, David (the VG), this property was gifted to the Cathedral. Why don't you see if you can sell it for some legitimate cash instead of shaking down insurance companies. Let me know if you need an agent. LOL.