Former Sen. Bob Klitzkie is calling on the Department of Land Management to look into what he suspects are deliberately doctored government documents that the Archdiocese of Agana printed in the Nov. 29, 2015 issue of the U’Matuna Si Yu’os.
There is a very important point in this story that we should note. The story says:
"Terlaje, who has said she is not an attorney for the archdiocese..."
The reference is to "Attorney Jacqueline Terlaje," who, the story goes on to say: "...in November defended Apuron’s control over the seminary property, after attorney Jacques Bronze opined that the property was not under Apuron’s control."
One does wonder why, if Attorney Jaqueline Terlaje, by her own admission, is "not an attorney for the archdiocese"...why is she acting like she is?!
The above reference to "in November" is to her fake press release of November 17, 2015. I call it "fake" because she, again by her own admission, is NOT the attorney for the archdiocese, yet she sent out her defense of the archdiocese on her office letterhead showing: "Law office of Jacqueline Taitano Terlaje P.C," and, she sent it to "the press" as if she was in fact representing the archdiocese. Here's a copy of the header to that email:
In addition, Terlaje verified that she was NOT acting as an attorney for the archdiocese and only as an individual in a statement to the Guam Post published here:
"Attorney Jacqueline Terlaje issued a statement to the media and dismissed the legal opinion of attorney Jacques Bronze. Terlaje said she issued the statement and her opinion in her capacity as an individual."And, as today's Guam Post story shows, Ms. Terlaje, who is "not an attorney for the archdiocese," also appears to be intimately involved in obtaining the false certificates of title:
"According to receipt documents from DLM, the fee paid to obtain archbishop’s certificates of titles paid for in November, the $768 fee was paid for with two checks, one from Bertha Evangelista and one check from Jacqueline Terlaje."
The certificates obtained and paid for by Jacqueline Taitano Terlaje P.C. are the same certificates Mr. Klitzkie is quoted as saying "are clearly erroneous on their face" and “potentially the source of great mischief and require your (the Director of Land Management) prompt corrective action.”
Bertha Evangelista, as already noted in a previous post, is the Executive Vice President of Title Guaranty of Guam. As the name of the company implies, Ms. Evangelista's company is in the business of "guaranteeing titles," meaning that when you obtain a property, you can be sure that the property really belongs to you or Title Guaranty is liable.
However, unless Ms. Evangelista can demonstrate otherwise, we must call in to question as to whether her company can be trusted to actually do this since not only did she pay for copies of the false documents, and not only is her name on the copy of the application for the same documents, Ms. Evangelista had to have known (by now) that the copy of the certificate, published in the Umatuna on November 29, 2015 by Msgr. David C. Quitugua, JCD, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Agana, was FALSE.
Ms. Evangelista knew this because her own company did a Title Report on the same property on January 28, 2015 and the report, signed by BERTHA EVANGELISTA, clearly showed the Declaration of Deed Restriction which was missing from the copy of the certificate published in the Umatuna.
To review, the publication of an incorrect public document is at best a mistake and at worst a third degree felony. But in either case, neither Bertha Evangelista, whose company procured the document, nor Msgr. David C. Quitugua, who published it, have attempted to publicly correct the false story as printed in the Umatuna.
And as we have also previously noted, Msgr. David C. Quitugua shopped this BIG LIE to the Pacific Daily News, whose story published on December 1, 2015, then had the effect of perpetrating the scam on the whole island.
Of course what we do know is that all of the characters in this slimy and potentially felonious drama are neocats: Apuron, Quitugua, Terlaje, and Evangelista.
The question before us now is whether or not someone or "someones" inside the Department of Land Management are similarly compromised, especially since up to now, FOUR MONTHS after the false certificates were issued, we yet await the "corrective action" called for by Mr. Klitzkie.
From what I was told, Mr. Klitzkie will be laying out the next sordid chapter on this ever more sordid tale this Thursday afternoon on Travis Coffman's K57 show (expected time is 4:30pm).