HLURB issues an Order for Termination of Conciliatory Proceedings


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.

HLURB ordered the termination of the conciliatory proceedings between developer, Johndorf Ventures Corporation and the Homeowners’ Associations of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision in Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental.

PICHOA-2 Proposed Financial Bible


The proposed Financial Bible for Pag-ibig Citihomes Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association (PICHOA-2) will help meet the following objectives: the exercise of prudence in all PICHOA-2 financial transactions, maintain a healthy financial condition of the association, set up checks and balances in all financial transactions, and protect the general membership from unscrupulous practices of the Board and Officers of the association.

The Funds

The Financial Management Policy or Financial Transaction Manual provides for the setting up of three separate funds – the Petty Cash Fund, General Reserve Fund, and the Special Reserve Fund. These funds will have their own means and procedures of disbursement and have specific uses.

The Petty Cash Fund (PCF) as we all know will fund the day-to-day expenditures of the association. This will, of course, be funded by the General Reserve Fund.

The General Reserve Fund shall finance the regular or routine activities of the association and be used for the following purposes: to finance Administrative Cost, Maintenance Cost, Project/Program Cost, and Miscellaneous Expenses of the association.

While the Special Reserve Fund shall finance the association special projects and programs. The association shall only use the Special Reserve Fund for the following purposes: to fund rescue and emergency programs or activities, to purchase rescue and emergency tools and equipments, and to provide seed capital for income-generating projects.

The Financial Bible of PICHOA-2 also provides for the distribution of the Annual Net Surplus to the General Reserve Fund (60%) and Special Reserve Fund (40%). This distribution will allow the association to become sustainable.

The Financial Reports, Budget and Audit

The policy also emphasizes the use of Budget and the relevance of audit. The association is compelled to present and pass an annual budget during the annual general assembly. This budget will then be used as the basis for the next year’s financial transactions of the association.

The scope of audit activities are also provided in the proposal. The audit activities will determine the following areas: Cash Position of the association, Adherences to and/or deviations from the association’s rules and procedures, Physical audit of properties, accountable forms/documents of the association, and Effectiveness of the association’s financial control systems.

Nonetheless, the frequencies of the preparation of financial reports and the type of financial reports to be presented are also stipulated.

The Bank Account

The proposal expressly recommends that a Checking or Current Account will be used instead of a Savings Account. It would be easier for the members and officers to monitor disbursement or withdrawal of the bank deposits with a check since checks are returned by the bank. The used check can then be used as attachment to expenses or authorized withdrawal or payment.

The Membership Fee

Membership Fee shall be automatically allocated to the Special Reserve Fund. The association officers shall exercise extra care that the collected Membership Fee, since it is reflected in the income statement of the association, will not be used for the other expenditures, except those authorized for Special Reserve Fund.

The Financial Bible Relevance

The financial bible will serve as the starting ground for audit activities. Currently, audit activities are merely concentrated on the issue of whether the money received by the association is accounted for and its disbursement is authorized by the approving authority. Or whether the amount disbursed is equal to the supposed expenditures. It will now include audit of procedures and whether there are enough safety nets that protect the financial resources of the association.

The financial bible also protects the members and the financial resources of the association. Officers of the association are prohibited to use the previous years’ funds to finance the present operation. Present operation shall be funded only by revenues generated for the year.

Without the Financial Bible, officers of the association can pass Resolutions authorizing disbursement of funds and that would make their transactions legal.

The Approval and Amendment

The Financial Bible of the PICHOA-2 can only be amended by the BOARD and 10% of the members in good standing but must be approved by the majority of the members in good standing in a general assembly.

PICHOA-2 Proposes Citihomes Traffic Management Rules


The Pag-ibig Citihomes Homeowners’ Associations in Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental had adopted a Transportation and Security Plan last year for implementation in the subdivision. The rules on transportation was lumped with the security measures because, as well know, traffic also concerns the security and safety of the homeowners.

The Pag-ibig Citihomes Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association (PICHOA-2) Board believes that the two fields, security and transportation/traffic, should not be lumped together in one policy since both are major areas of consideration, though the two may overlap on some cases.

An improvement for the transportation operation or traffic management rules and regulations is being proposed by PICHOA-2. This is somewhat comprehensive and it totally separates from the Security Policy of the subdivision. A comprehensive Subdivision Security Policy/Plan is still to be undertaken.

The Process

The proposed comprehensive Traffic Implementing Rules and Regulations is already under review by the PICHOA-2 Transportation Committee. After the committee review, the Rules will be presented to the Board for approval and endorsement to the other Homeowners Associations (HOAs) of the subdivision. The other HOAs’ Transportation Committees shall review PICHOA-2’s proposal and this will be elevated to their respective Board for approval.

The Board-approved Rules will then be discussed by the joint HOAs’ Board to incorporate revisions or additional improvements of the Rules. The joint HOAs’ Board-approved Rules will then be presented to the respective General Assembly of the each HOA for adoption.

The Proposed Citihomes Traffic IRR

The proposed Implementing Rules and Regulations governing the Traffic Management of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision contain the following aspects or areas.

Traffic management, which talks about speed limit, terminal areas, practice driving, etc, is contained in Rule 2 while Rule 3 talks about accreditation process. Rule 3 touches on the accreditation criteria for public transportation vehicles including Habal-habal. It also discusses accreditation of drivers, and the effectivity, expiration, and renewal of accreditation. It also provides for the accreditation process and accreditation fees.

Rule 4 is all about the creation and composition of accreditation bodies and their functions. For public transportation, the subdivision will have one accreditation body, Transportation Accreditation Body (TAB), which is totally separate from the Transportation Committee of each HOA.

Private vehicles owned by homeowners will be accredited by their respective HOA’s Transporation Committee.

Rule 5 discusses the Accreditation Fund, which will be managed by the TAB. This fund will be generated from the fees, fines, etc. levied by the TAB to public transportation operators and drivers. It also prescribes the intended use and audit of the fund; and how the net surplus of the fund, after deducting the TAB expenditures, be shared or distributed to the various HOAs of the subdivision.

Rule 6 is all about the penalties and sanctions that will be imposed by the TAB to violations of the Traffic Rules while Rule 7 talks about handling of complaints and the adjudication process/mechanism.

The Transportation Adjudication Body is contained in Rule 8, which provides for the composition and duties of the body. The body is totally separate from the Adjudication Committees of each HOA.

The Draft Citihomes Traffic IRR

For better appreciation of the proposed Citihomes Traffic IRR, please see the attached file (Proposed Implementing Rules & Regulations for Traffic Mgt of Citihomes).

PICHOA-2 Names Phase 2 Streets


Phase 2 General Assembly approved during their annual meeting last December 2012 the name category for the number of streets crisscrossing Phase 2 of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision in the Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental. The streets will be named after flowers, the body approved.

In late January of this year, an on-line survey was conducted to re-affirm the decision of the General Assembly as to the name category of the streets. After more than a month that the survey ran, it was not able to muster a majority number of votes to invalidate the previously approved street name category.

Though, the category of Gods & Goddesses, which was suggested by Ms. Cherry Seniel, was leading the on-line survey, the Board on their 2nd Regular Meeting on March 11, 2012 decided to adopt the General Assembly’s last year decision on the premise that the majority of the members were not able to participate in the on-line poll.

The association is strictly observing the decision of the majority of its members. If majority of the members would retract their previous decision, the Board will religiously follow.

Flower Name and their Symbolism

Since the developer is already asking for the street names for quite some time now, the Board decided to adopt the following name of flowers for Phase 2 streets. This will be submitted to them before the end of March 2012.

Below is the list of the flower names and their corresponding meaning or symbolism.

Flower Name

Meaning

Azalea

“Symbol of Womanhood”

Bluebell

“ Symbol of Gratitude”

Cattleya

“ Symbol of Mature Charm”

Daffodil

“Symbol of Respect”

Eucalyptus

“ Symbol of Protection”

Gardenia

“Symbol of Hospitality”

Hyacinth

“Symbol of Sincerity”

Iris

“Symbol of Wisdom”

Jasmine

“Symbol of Attachment”

Lavender

“Symbol of Devotion”

Marigold

“Symbol of Creativity”

Peppermint

“Symbol of Cordiality”

Rosemary

“Symbol of Fidelity”

Sunflower

“Symbol of Adoration”

Street Name Placement

The Board decided that the streets will be named on an alphabetical order with only one flower name per letter. You will notice also that some of the letters in the alphabet were not assigned with corresponding flower name.

The purpose of such arrangement is to avoid confusion in locating the streets in Phase 2. And to provide facile instruction for people or service providers that are not familiar with the Block and Lot numbers.

Say for instance, you are looking for Cattleya Street and you are in the Lavender Street, you will have to simply go to the north direction, instead of going southward to Phase 3.

This is not the case of Phase 1 for, if you have observed, there are two or three street names that start with similar letter. These street names were not also arranged in an alphabetical order.

Street Guide

The first road in the north part of Phase 2 is named Azalea Street, while the road on the southern part of Phase 2 is named Marigold Street.

The vertical road that separates Phase 2 from Phase 1 is named Peppermint Street while the outer road that runs beside Bunkalalan River is named Sunflower Street. The vertical road on the center of Phase 2 is named Rosemary Street.

The odd road in front of Block 3 is named Bluebell Street. There is no other street name in Phase 2 that starts with letter “B”.

Please note that the main road separating Phases 2 and 3 was not named. The Board agreed to have Phase 3 HOA named it or simply adapt Phase 1’s street name since this road runs through them.

VP Binay Awards House and Lot to Sendong Victim


VP Binay awards House & Lot to Reynaldo and Maricel Evangelio, winner of Pag-Ibig Fund Raffle Draw last Feb 14, 2012. (Photo by Michael Andrew W. U of Sunstar Cagayan de Oro)

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, together with Pag-IBIG Fund CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, spearheaded the turnover and awarding of the house and lot package to Reynaldo and Maricel Evangelio at Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision, located at Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental on March 4, 2012.

The Evangelios won the grand prize in the raffle that was conducted during the implementation of the Pag-IBIG Fund’s “I Do, I Do. Araw ng Pag-IBIG Kasalang Bayan Program that was held simultaneously at SM Malls around the country last Feb 14, 2012.

The grand prize is a 32-square meter house and a 90-square meter lot. The house and lot is located at Phase 3 of the subdivision.

The program is a nation-wide mass wedding program started by Pag-IBIG Fund this year.

The Evangelios are residents of Barangay 13, Isla de Oro, Cagayan de Oro City, whose house was totally destroyed by typhoon Sendong. Five of their immediate family members died during the tragedy. They are presently staying in the Tent City, one of the evacuation centers located in Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro City.

SURVEY: Should this be adopted as Official Site?


You can vote by selecting one of the choices provided below. Anyways, PICHOA-2 stands for Pag-ibig Citihomes Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association.

HOAs Suspend Erring Motorela Operator & Driver


The three Homeowners Associations (HOA) of Pag-ibig Citihomes in Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental suspended indefinitely an erring motorela operator and driver.

The motorela operator who happens to be the driver of the concerned motorela is Mr. Jesse Villaluz, a homeowner of Phase 1, married, and of legal age.

Motorela – Primary Mode of Transporation in Citihomes

The suspension is based on the complaint of Phase 3 President, Mr. Ruel Labares, lodged against Mr. Villaluz. The latter factored in an accident at the road separating Phase 2 and Phase 3 on the fateful evening of January 22, 2011.

The vehicle, which is owned and driven by Mr. Villaluz, was involved in a collision with another motorela. Mr. Villaluz was found to be intoxicated during the incident and is speeding beyond the 20 kph limit.

A hearing between the complainant and the concerned was called and attended by officers of the different associations. The associations imposed indefinite suspension of the operation of motorela owned by Mr. Villaluz. He is also indefinitely barred to drive a motorela within the subdivision.

The Associations had adopted last year guidelines and policies in policing the motorela operation within the subdivision. The sanctions imposed in the guidelines do not specify the reasons for indefinite suspension of motorela units and driver.

The present officers and members of the different HOAs are in the process of improving the rules and guidelines on motorela and habal-habal operations in the subdivision.

Motorela and habal-habal (single motorcycle for hire) are the major means of transportation from and to the subdivision.

SURVEY: Street Names for Citihomes Phase 2


Homeowners are wondering why the developer had not yet installed the street names in Phase 2. The construction of street signs’ posts was started and finished in the middle of last year.

If you notice, Phase 1 had their streets coined after the names of angels. There was a joke among homeowners that, perhaps, Phase 2 will have the different pseudonyms of demons. Probably it was patterned on the book, Angels & Demons, of bestselling author, Dan Brown. Phase 3 will have their streets named after breed of dog.

It was also the homeowners’ belief that naming the street is the onus of the developer. The developer is possibly in a dilemma looking for monikers of demons as implied by the joke.

Recently, it was known that the previous officers and members of the Board of Directors were already informed with regards to arrangement of naming the streets around Phase 2. Unfortunately, the developer, as claimed by Project Engineer John Lee Etol, was not supplied with the names.

On my own, I listed the following categories for naming our streets. The categories are listed below. This has not been discussed by the members of the Board of Directors, but I am planning to propose this in the coming 2nd Regular Meeting on February 12, 2012.

I came up with three (3) categories – Flowers, Philippine Fruits, and Superheroes. I thought of the Superheroes Category just in case majority of the homeowners would desire for unique street names.

Please note that the problem with Phase 1 street names is some of it are hard to remember and some are similarly sounding and spelled. What we wanted to achieve is a name that has a higher possibility of recall, something unique, contains one word, and is facile to spell/write.

Some names are already suggested per category. Please vote on what CATEGORY you want our streets be named. The highest ranking category will be adopted. We will then vote on what names that will be adopted on the approved category.

You are free to make suggestions for additional category.  Also note that there are 11 streets/roads that we will be baptizing.

Here’s the Categories:

Philippine Fruits

Flowers

Superheroes

  1. Banana / Saging
  2. Durian
  3. Guava / Bayabas
  4. Jackfruit / Langka
  5. Mango / Mangga
  6. Mangosteen
  7. Papaya
  8. Pineapple / Pinya
  9. Pomelo
  10. Rambutan
  11. Santol
  12. Starfruit / Balimbing
  13. Tambis
  14. Avocado
  15. Guyabano
  16. Caimito
  17. Marang
  18. Orange
  19. Melon
  20. Watermelon

 

  1. Azalea
  2. Bluebell
  3. Buttercup
  4. Cornflower
  5. Daffodil
  6. Dahlia
  7. Daisy
  8. Dandelion
  9. Edelweiss
  10. Everlasting
  11. Eucalyptus
  12. Gardenia
  13. Honeysuckle
  14. Hyacinth
  15. Iris
  16. Ivy
  17. Jasmine
  18. Lily
  19. Lavender
  20. Magnolia
  21. Marigold
  22. Cattleya
  23. Peppermint
  24. Rosemary
  25. Sunflower
  26. Tulip
  1. Wolverine
  2. Spiderman
  3. Batman
  4. Superman
  5. Hulk
  6. Catwoman
  7. Elektra
  8. Hellboy
  9. Ironman
  10. Iceman
  11. Thor
  12. Phantom
  13. Punisher
  14. Juggernaut
  15. Gambit
  16. Beast
  17. Magneto
  18. Phoenix

 

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Typhoon Pablo | isaw MONOLOGUE


When Tropical Storm Sendong battered Northern Mindanao last year it left the region with huge loss of lives and properties. This was not the situation after Typhoon Pablo. No loss of life was reported.

The apparent reason was people heeded the announcements and warnings of authorities. As early as 9AM of December 3, people were occupied stocking food, water and emergency kits. Pre-school and elementary classes were suspended. Authorities suspended classes for high school students in the afternoon. Emergency vehicle, equipment and personnel were already on standby…..

click link to read more… Typhoon Pablo | isaw MONOLOGUE.

 

Finally a Light at the Access Road


For two months now residents of Citihomes Subdivision have enjoyed the street lights provided by the Local Government Unit of Opol on the access road to the subdivision.

While it is only few lamp posts carefully appointed in almost a kilometer stretch of the access road from the subdivision’s entrance, the homeowners welcomed this development.

This has provided a degree of relief to homeowners who come home late from work. The project also serves as a deterrent for the ill-motives of some individuals to cause harm to the riding public, including transportation services operators.

It is a perennial complaint of taxi drivers that access road to the subdivision is not well-lit aside from the bad condition of the road. Reason for them to ask additional fee for their services.

The homeowners are extending our gratefulness to the Local Government Unit of Opol, especially to Mayor Dexter Yasay for realizing the said project. We also pray that the good mayor will put another street lighting project that will span from the subdivision to the national highway.

PICHOA-2 2012 Special General Assembly a Success


The Pag-ibig Citihomes Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (PICHOA-2) special general assembly on July 15, 2012 was a resounding success.

Issues and concerns of the members and the association were presented, discussed and clarified. The following are some of the points raised during the assembly:

  1. Member’s Monthly Dues.

Members are obliged to pay promptly their monthly due contribution to the association’s collector or treasurer. The monthly due of P60.00 is expressly stipulated in the approved by-laws. The monthly due will fund the operational expenditures of the organization including expenses for light, garbage collection, maintenance and security.

Initially the monthly dues will finance the administrative cost of the organization, the garbage collection and street lights.

It was explained that the expected monthly due collectible per month is barely enough to provide for the fixed expenditures of the association.

  1. Garbage Collection.

Garbage collection at present is being serviced by the Local Government Unit of Opol but the services will only last for two (2) months according to Mayor Dexter Yasay.

The association will then be responsible for the collection of the members’ garbage on a weekly basis. Thus, members who didn’t pay their monthly dues will be denied of the garbage collection services.

Collection of garbage will be done on a house-to-house scheme unlike the present method adopted by LGU-Opol.

  1. Astray Animals

The subdivision has a problem of astray animals ranging from domesticated pets like dog and cats to farm animal like cow, goat and chicken.

The Deed of Restriction every house buyers had signed restricts astray animals or pets within the subdivision. Homeowners are also barred from raising farm animals within the subdivision.

  1. Vehicle Gate Pass/Stickers

All vehicles used for public transportation will have to secure a gate pass/sticker bearing the three logos of the three homeowners’ associations. Owners of private vehicles i.e. motorcycle, tricycle, car, and the like are enjoined to get a gate pass/sticker from PICHOA-2.

  1. Street Lights

PICHOA-2 will now be obligated to pay for the street lights and provide electric bulb for busted lights within Phase 2. Each phase of the subdivision will now have its own electric meter. Continue reading

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2012 PICHOA-2 Special General Assembly


Pag-ibig Citihomes Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association, Inc. (PICHOA-2) will be holding Special General Assembly on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at two o’clock in the afternoon. The assembly will be held at St. Vincent Ferrer Chapel’s ground.

All unit owners or their representatives are enjoined to attend said activity to discuss relevant issues affecting our community. And, of course, to hear from members their concerns, suggestions, etc. to improve our community.

The following challenges or concerns will be discussed, among others: Continue reading

Announcement: Keep Your Animals At Bay


Announcement

Announcement of PICHOA-2 regarding astray animals roaming around the subdivision. This is a perennial problem of homeowners since some homeowners are not responsible enough to tend to their pets.

I have witnessed one accident three months ago involving a bicycle rider who hit the eletric post after he was harassed by a dog.

Residents who love to hike and jog around the subdivision are prevented to do their usual exercise routines for fear of being attacked by unkept pet dogs.

There is also domestic animals of residents in the neighboring sitios who greased their cows and goats on the lawn of unoccupied units.

PICHOA-2 Appoints a Collector


Pag-ibig Citihome Phase 2 Homeowners’ Association (PICHOA-2) engages the services of collector for its drive to collect monthly membership dues as stated in the association’s By-Laws.

The move is in support of the previous Board Resolution condoning the collection of previous years’ monthly dues collectibles from its membership. PICHOA-2 will collect all outstanding monthly dues starting January 2012 from members.

For those housing units taken out only this year, 2012, monthly dues will start on the preceding month the unit is actually taken out.

The Collector

Director David Lozano had accepted the Board’s call for him to be ascribed collector of the association. He will received a meager amount of honorarium worth P1,000.00 per month. The association’s elected directors and appointed officers do not have an honorarium. Works of these officers are on a pro-bono basis.

Though Director Lozano is assigned as the official collector, payment of monthly dues and membership fee can still be made at the treasurer’s residence located at Block 4 Lot 2.

Director Lozano will be roving and conduct house-to-house collection.

The association through its By-Laws is authorized to hire a collector or association’s officers. These officers may not be part of the Board and will be properly compensated.

Currently, PICHOA-2 is financial constrained to hire a regular collector.

Issuance of Official Receipt

Director Lozano is authorized to issue an Official Receipt for all payments received from members. Members are obliged to ask for the association Official Receipt.

Financial Reports

The challenge now for PICHOA-2 is to provide a regular report on the financial condition of the association to the members. The responsibility to provide members with financial information is inherent to the any association drive to collect money from its members.

PICHOA-2 shall submit an updated monthly collection report preferably stating also the amount of monthly dues and membership fee outstanding collectibles from the members.

A report on the Financial Condition (Balance Sheet) and Statement of Operation (Income Statement) shall be submitted to the members, the most, on a quarterly basis.

These financial reports can be posted on designated bulletin board and on-line/web-based avenues for facile access of the members.

Monthly Dues and Membership Fee

PICHOA-2 By-Laws provides for monthly dues collectible from members amounting to P60.00 per month. The monthly dues will be utilized by the association for its operation.

While it also provides for a one-time membership fee of P500.00 imposable to all homeowners under its turf. The membership fee serves as the seed capital of the association and can be used for well-meaning projects or programs of the association i.e. purchase of emergency equipment, emergency operation, and the like.

Deadline of payment of the monthly dues is on the 5th day of the succeeding month.

The Subdivision Developer’s

Unfortunately, the subdivision developer, Johndorf Ventures Corporation (JVC), notwithstanding the existence of the duly organized association collected the membership fee and monthly dues from homeowners during the take-out of housing units.

Today, JVC has only remitted portion of the membership fee collected to the association. It has not remitted a single centavo of the collected monthly dues. It still collects these fees from home-takers.

The developer very well knew that homeowners’ association exist for they have been summoned by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) – Region 10 for complaints filed by the three homeowners’ associations of Pag-ibig Citihomes Subdivision.

The developer is still to provide an updated list of housing units buyers. They have only provided the association the list, as of October 31, 2011, in March 2012.

The inability of the developer to provide an updated list as of the end of a particular month keeps both homeowners and officers wondering and forming conjectures for they have an automated or computerized database.

Bakit kaya? Ano kaya ang kanilang tinatago?

Citihomes Stinks


CITIHOMES, a subdivision located in Bario Malanang in the Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental, smells of rot for almost a month now. Homeowners’ garbage remains uncollected. Domestic animals feast on plastic or sacks of rotting house wastes and foul smelling baby diapers pinned on perimeter fences.

Citihomes is believed to be the biggest subdivision in Region 10 once completed.

Arrogant Developer

The project developer, Johndorf Ventures Corporation (JVC), without due notice to the concerned homeowners’ associations (HOAs) stopped the garbage collection services.

JVC regularly collects the garbage every Thursday or Friday up until a month ago.

Surprised Homeowners

The move of the developer surprised homeowners when JVC did not collect garbage for two straight weeks. The garbage truck usually misses collection for one week only.

The garbage problem left homeowners and HOAs officers guessing on JVC’s intention since it happened right after JVC’s interest to return the membership fees of HOAs.

Project Engineer Etol has no concrete answer to the reason for the service stoppage but instead refers complaining homeowners to their respective HOA’s Board.

Partial Remittance of Membership Fee to HOAs

JVC has signified to remit the membership fees to the HOAs.

Check issued by JVC representing membership fees due to respective HOAs represents only partial amount of the total collectibles of HOAs from the developer.

JVC is still has to furnish HOAs the MASTER LIST of homeowners who have taken out their respective housing units.

HOAs Collectibles from the Developer

Each HOA has pending collectibles from the developer. Collectibles include those fees collected by JVC, in the guise of HOA, from homeowners during the take-out of their housing units. These fees are the monthly dues and membership fees.

Subdivision developers are prohibited from collecting any fees from the homeowners or buyers of condominium or subdivision to finance common comfort.

Section 27 of Presidential Decree 957 provides: Other Charges. No owner or developer shall levy upon any lot or buyer a fee for an alleged community benefit. Fees to finance services for common comfort, security and sanitation may be collected only by a properly organized homeowners association and only with the consent of a majority of the lot or unit buyers actually residing in the subdivision or condominium project.