February 13, 2015
The Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., (PDRCI) today ordered the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) to pay P1.42 Billion to Camp John Hay Developer, CJH Development Corporation (CJHDEVCO) representing rental payments made by CJHDEVCO to BCDA since 1996. The arbitration body also ordered that BCDA is not entitled to the P3.3 Billion alleged unpaid rentals to BCDA.
CJHDEVCO claimed that the decision is a confirmation of their claims. The decision also calls for undeveloped portions within Camp John Hay to be returned to BCDA. However, a large portion of the areas which are still undeveloped are mostly populated with trees which are covered by a log ban, as stated in a memo issued by BCDA subsidiary, John Hay Management Corp. (JHMC).
(Buyers in good faith of improvements within Camp John Hay are expected to be protected and honored as buyers in good faith.)