As we go forward on this certificate of title issue, it is very important that everyone understands it. What was printed in the U Matuna on November 29, 2015, was not only a false public record, but a thorough justification of its publication by this archdiocese' own Vicar General - the church's equivalent of an Attorney General.
Ownership of Seminary property confirmed
The following article is approved by Monsignor David C. Quitugua, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Agana.
“The release of these certificates clearly resolves any doubt that the owner of the Seminary property is the Archbishop of Agana, A Corporation Sole.”
- I own a home.
- I record a legal instrument at Land Management restricting the use of the property for the perpetual use of my son.
- My son continues to let me live there, because after all I still own the property.
- You want to buy my home.
- You go to the Department of Land Management and order a copy of the certificate of title for "my" property.
- The Registrar of Titles gives you a copy of the certificate WITHOUT the memorial showing the property restricted for perpetual use by my son.
- You are a cash buyer so need to use a bank, in fact, you just want this to be between us so we don't even go through escrow (two entities which would have caught the restriction).
- I hand you a warranty deed.
- You hand me $300,000 cash.
- I agree to vacate the home in 30 days.
- You record the deed at Land Management.
- The property is yours, right?
- Thirty days later you show up at your newly purchased house with your pickup full of stuff, ready to move in, but wait! My son is living there?
- WTH? You exclaim!
- My son says WTH back!
- You show him your document and he shows you his.
- His document says he can stay there forever no matter who is the owner.
- Guess what? You are SOL!
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