Sunday, November 20, 2016

ONE YEAR LATER - THE UMATUNA APOLOGIZES FOR THE "ERROR"

It was on the eve of my daughter's wedding that I came back to our BnB in San Diego and saw this story in the Umatuna:


And while I had better things to do at the moment, I pulled out my computer and started a very long tedious war that took us through the questionable "missteps" at the the Department of Land Management, FOIA inquires which uncovered who paid for and procured this false certificate of title (the Trained Lawyer), and ultimately a battle with the Attorney General who reneged on her initial counsel to the DLM Director and permitted something to be "worked out" with the trained lawyer to keep the matter from going before the court which is what the law demanded.

We'll revisit all that soon because while the whole filthy mess has finally been exposed and the property is back where it should be, there is a trail of blood from top to bottom and we are NOT going to let the back door operators just disappear. 

The first step is what appeared in the same Umatuna, almost a year to the date later:



Here is what it says:

By TONY C. DIAZ
Umatuna Si Yuꞌos
The Archdiocese of Agana’s newspaper, the Umatuna Si Yuꞌos is correcting previous information published in these same pages on Nov. 29, 2015.

An article provided to the Umatuna published on the front page of the newspaper on that date featured the headline, “Ownership of Seminary property confirmed”. It stated, “The Archbishop of Agana is the legal and sole owner of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Guam in Yona (former Hotel Accion property) according to the Certificates of Title issued by the Government of Guam, Department of Land Management.”

After examining a copy of the Declaration of Deed Restriction issued by the Department of Land Management on Nov. 22, 2011, the Umatuna reports that the information carried on the front page article on Nov. 29, 2015 was erroneous.

The Declaration of Deed Restriction clearly stated: 
“NOW, THEREFORE, KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the Owner hereby covenants and declares that the Property is and shall be held, used, transferred, sold and conveyed subject to the covenants and restrictions set forth herein: 
Declaration. The Property shall be dedicated, to and for the use, of the REDEMPTORIS MATER ARCHDIOCESAN MISSIONARY SEMINARY OF GUAM, A NON-PROFIT COPORATION WITH IDENTIFICATION NUMBER #66-0626532, IN PERPETUAL USE AS A SEE OF THE REDEMPTORIS MATER ARCHDIOCESAN MISSIONARY SEMINARY OF GUAM, AND BY THE BLESSED DIEGO LUIS DE SAN VITORES CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE FOR OCEANIA.
The story of the Nov. 29, 2015 issue written “For the Umatuna Si Yuꞌos” was accompanied by a photocopied image of the Certificate of Title issued by the Department of Land Management.
However, the Nov. 29 newspaper article did not include any mention of or information about the Declaration of Deed Restriction.

The Umatuna apologizes for the error.

This week, the Archdiocese announced that it has “acted to transfer complete and unrestricted control and possession of the Yona property back to the Archdiocese of Agaña.” This was done, “through Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes and concurred by Archbishop Savio Hon, with advice and support of both the Archdiocesan Finance Council and Presbyteral Council.” 

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IT WAS NO ERROR

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