The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HLURB) – Region 10 has issued an order terminating the conciliatory proceedings between the developer, Johndorf Ventures Corporation (JVC), and the three homeowners’ associations of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision on April 11, 2012.
The order doesn’t prevent homeowners’ associations from filing a formal complaint against the JVC. Meaning the associations can hire lawyers to file a case against JVC.
Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision is a large housing development project of JVC comprising almost 5,000 single-detached housing units located in Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental.
The conciliatory conferences stemmed from the complaint lodged by the homeowners’ associations at HLURB in late January of this year.
JVC, the developer, failed to remit the membership fees and monthly dues they collected in behalf of the associations. JVC also send notices to the homeowners’ associations that expenses on the maintenance of the subdivision i.e. security guards, electricity, grass cutting, garbage collection were deducted from the collected fees without the knowledge and approval of the associations.
JVC still collects membership fees and monthly dues from homeowners even the homeowners associations were already organized and duly registered with HLURB since 2010.