Taguig won’t give up Fort Bonifacio


A court squabble between two cities over the Philippines’ premium real estate property persists. Taguig City on August 29 asked the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision declaring that Fort Bonifacio belongs to Makati City. Citing “the backing of history,” Taguig cited statutes, proclamations and other public documents as proof of its ownership of Fort Bonifacio. The court earlier ruled that some parts of Fort Bonifacio, which are now under Taguig, belonged to Makati. If upheld by the Supreme Court, the decision will revert 729.15 hectares to Makati. But Taguig said it will exhaust all legal remedies to assert its ownership of Fort Bonifacio, which now hosts multinational corporations, embassies, and posh condominiums, among others.

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