NBI to probe RoD

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Maria Elena Cata­jan

A PROBE by the Na­tional Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion is be­ing sought for ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties at the Baguio Registry of Deeds.

Irked mem­bers of the City Coun­cil noted the non-ap­pear­ance of RoD of­fi­cer in charge Rodil Rivera as more wit­nesses came for­ward to at­test his al­leged cor­rup­tion.

Lawyer Frisco Do­ma­lsin, ap­peared anew to agree to put into an af­fi­davit his un­for­tu­nate ex­pe­ri­ence at the RoD were it was sug­gested to pay an ad­di­tional P50,000 to have land ti­tles re­leased.

A case is be­ing read­ied against Rivera fol­low­ing com­plaints of the groups of Juanita

Tabay and Kath­leen Flores last week over the same sit­u­a­tion where they were asked to shell out an ad­di­tional P5,000 to have their land ti­tles re­leased de­spite hav­ing all pa­pers in or­der.

Al­legedly, staff from the Regis­tery of Deeds will ad­vise clients to shell out the money to be given to Rivera if they want to get hold of their doc­u­ments.

Rivera, on his sec­ond in­vi­ta­tion to the Au­gust body was a no show, but in­stead sent a let­ter say­ing he did not know what the meet­ing was about.

The city coun­cil is also seek­ing the trans­fer of Rivera, pend­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the case while an­other in­clud­ing vi­ta­tion has been for­warded to his of­fice.

Coun­cilor Le­an­dro Yan­got has also for­warded a let­ter by an­other set of com­plainants over the RoD of­fi­cial which will be added to the case to be filed against the pub­lic of­fi­cer.

Last week, Rivera was sum­moned to the city coun­cil over com­plaints of un­der the ta­ble trans­ac­tions in­volv­ing the re­lease of land ti­tles where com­plainants at­tested Rivera and staff of RoD al­legedly de­mand they shell out money in ex­change for the speedy re­lease of their ti­tles.

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