On Maramag, Don Carlos, Bukidnon massive land invasions:
Thus said Joseph Perla of Barangay Camp 1, Maramag Bukidnon, Monday (Oct 26).
“They come equipped with automatic rifles to include a machine gun and AK47,” said Perla adding a carefree attitude towards using the heavy loaded firearms against them particularly in the two Barangays at Camp 1, Maramag and Barangay Sinangguyan, Don Carlos, Bukidnon.
“What is happening angers us a lot,” said Perla adding that if the authorities don’t act quickly, things will get dangerous.
Perla said the land grabbers already occupied his 4.9 hectares agricultural land including nine other private land owners.
Perla said they already called and even asked the help of the local authorities including Bukidnon governor Jose Maria R. Zubiri Jr., but to no avail.
“They are now in control of my land. Giputol nila ang akong rubber trees ug sa akong area mismo sila naghimo ug hide-out. Karon ila na sab gi-tractor ang tubohan sa akong silingang landowner,” said Perla adding that as the land grabbers seem to be above the law.
Perla said they are daring and as for the moment he could not name names.
However, Perla believed few politicians, both former and sitting, are allegedly accomplices in the land invasions.
“We caught three people near our lands and they claimed they are all from Digawaas clan,” said Perla.
Perla provided this paper several documents to prove he owned the lands legally at the bank.
Perla said having purchased the the 4.9 hectares property from Landbank by way of Deed of Conditional Sale in the amount of P1,156,000 representing the purchase price for the acquisition of Bank’s acquired Asset on instalment basis for five (5) years dated Dec. 5, 2011.
The Conditional Deed of Sale signed between Perla and the Land Bank of the Philippines, under TCT Numbers T-112555 and T-112556 that contained an area of 32,602 square meter more or less and an area of 16,603 square meter more or less are both situated in Barangay Camp 1,Maramag Bukidnon.
“I’m still paying the monthly amortization of that land until this time, plus the corresponding interest of it per annum within 5 years,” he said.
The contracting parties according to Perla were represented by Land Bank of the Philippines president Gilda E. Pico and Jose Enedicto G. Faune as vendor and he and his wife Jocelyn Perla as vendee.
“For right now, we’re still avoiding making war against them [land grabbers], as we asked the intercession from the media,” said Perlas but if we lose our lands, what are we going to eat? Things could quickly fall apart as it could become another war.”