HLURB reinstates original Villa Teresa homeowners association
ANGELES CITY— The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) resolved with finality the long-standing impasse over which homeowners association (HOA) should man the affairs of Villa Teresa Subdivision in this city.
In its decision promulgated on December 10, 2018, HLURB reinstated the original Villa Teresa Homeowners Association, Inc. (VTHOAI) listed under Registration No. 03-250 issued by the Home Insurance and Guaranty Corporation on August 21, 1992.
Edhel P. Bautista, HLURB Housing and Land Use Arbiter, signed the decision.
The case stemmed from the complaint filed by a group of Villa Teresa residents represented by Policarpio Bituin, Magdalena Ortega, Jesus Tiotuico, Perry Roque, Celestino Cosme, Virginia Miclat, Isle Coleman, Consuelo Pineda, Cresencia Garcia, Dominator Sarmiento, Claire Carlos, Loida Dayrit Rodriguez, Bernardito Bituin, Eufroncina Balajadia, Juan Pineda, Ronald Pabustan, Elsa Tiotuico, Jose Baluyut, Rina Mallari, Gloria Sorolla, Irence Villanueva, Fe Cruz, Florentino Tayag and Ardel Gerero.
The complainants questioned the legality of a "new" homeowners association formed and registered by several residents in the same subdivision in spite of the existence of a dulyregistered HOA.
Named respondents in the complaint were Dr. Restituto David, Jr., Dr. Aloysius Paras, Dr. Lourdes Nepomuceno, Dr. Marietta Yturralde, Johnny Limjoco, Sangil Arceo, Hernando Angeles, Loreta Edralin, Dr. Romeo Enriquez, Wilfrido Ayson, Josefina David, Architect Efren Tayag, Florante Timbol, Ricardo Tan, Jr., and Architect Rogelio Torno, who represented themselves as members of the board of directors of a new HOA.
The complainants filed the case on allegation that the respondents violated the provisions of Section 24 and 25 of Republic Act 9904, or the Magna Carta for Homeowners and Homeowners' Associations, when they "re-registered" the VTHAI with HLURB and obtained Certificate of Registration No. NTR21115-R.
They claimed that the respondents committed perjury and misrepresentation by stating in the application for registration for registration of a HOA that there was no prevailing HOA when they were "aware that VTHOAI exists" and that the re-registration was approved by the