Court of Appeals says Bonifacio Global City is on Makati territory, not Taguig

They’ve been fighting over it for 20 years.

Christine O. Avendaño of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the Court of Appeals Sixth Division has declared that "the Makati City government, not Taguig City, has jurisdiction over Fort Andres Bonifacio, home to the posh commercial and residential area, Bonifacio Global City."

 

The report pointed out that the 37-page CA ruling issued on July 30 by Associate Justice Marlene Gonzales-Sison "seeks to end a 20-year territorial dispute between neighbors Makati City and Taguig City over the more than 729-hectare Fort Bonifacio, formerly called Fort William McKinley.

 

The report explained: "The CA had granted Makati's petition questioning a Pasig Regional Trial Court's decision on July 8, 2011, and order on Dec. 19, 2011, and set these aside. (The lower court ruling declared invalid and unconstitutional two presidential proclamations that showed Makati had jurisdiction over the disputed area.)"

 

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