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…..

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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

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.

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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.

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 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.

The Road To Citihomes Hones Personal Virtues


Pag-ibig Citihomes homeowners are indeed blessed if you take the access road condition to the subdivision for practicing the virtues of patience, endurance, and perseverance.

You got to have a higher degree of patience to navigate this path twice a day for five to six days a week especially during rainy days. Citihomes’ residents are mostly students and are employed in Cagayan de Oro City. Think of newly shined shoes, freshly pressed uniforms getting wet and splattered with mud. Picture your shoes getting soaked in rainwater splashed with dirt because the Motorelas operating there don’t have a properly installed rain protectors.

Think of uniforms, shoes, etc catching tons of dust during sunny days. Imagine your heavy colored shirts, pants, etc. and even your long shiny black hair looking brown.

You got to have a mighty endurance to undergo the daily ordeal on this type of road. You return home daily exhausted from work or studies and get more exhausted upon reaching your house, 3.5 kilometers from the highway, courtesy of the bad road.

You got to have a strong perseverance to still reside in the subdivision knowing and experiencing this daily torment. You have to have tons of it for we can only have a totally pave access road a decade from now. But that is still debatable.

Opol Mayor Dexter Yasay had made a pronouncement during the induction ceremony of the 2012 officers and directors of the various homeowners’ associations that his administration is still looking and sourcing out funds for the concreting of municipal and barangay roads. He said that Citihomes residents have to wait since the older subdivision, Youngsville Subdivision’s, access road is not yet concreted.

You have to persevere for another uncertain future before we can enjoy a concrete access road to Citihomes. Let us only start to hope once construction of access road to Youngsville Subdivision has commenced.

Below is mojospark1 uploaded video in youtube featuring the access road to Pag-ibig Citihomes. See to appreciate it.