As soon as and for all, the 30-year lengthy dispute between the 2 cities has now finalized.
1993: Begin of Land Dispute Between Taguig and Makati
In 1993, Taguig filed a criticism towards Makati earlier than the Pasig Regional Trial Courtroom (RTC) relating to the 2’s territorial dispute over the Enlisted Males’s Barangays (EMBOs)—which incorporates Barangays Pembo, Comembo, Cembo, South Cembo, West Rembo, East Rembo and Pitogo—and the whole lot of Fort Andres Bonifacio.
Town additionally requested that two former presidential proclamations be declared null and void: Presidential proclamations 2475, issued in 1986 by Ferdinand Marcos, and 518 issued in 1990 by Corazon Aquino. These two proclamations positioned sure areas of the Enlisted Males’s Barangays to be beneath Makati Metropolis jurisdiction.
When the Bases Conversion and Growth Authority was established in 1992, it additionally created a map, survey plan PSU-2031, whereby Fort McKinley was divided into 4 parcels: Parcel 1 positioned in Pasay, Parcel 2 in Pasay and Paranaque, Parcel 3 in Taguig, and Parcel 4 positioned in Taguig and Pasig.
2011: Pasig courtroom guidelines in favor of Taguig
In 2011, the Pasig courtroom dominated in favor of Taguig, making Parcels 3 and 4 of Psu-2031, comprising Fort Bonifacio, a everlasting a part of Taguig. The choice additionally mentioned Makati has no jurisdiction over, make enhancements on, or deal with the disputed areas as a part of its territory.
2013: Courtroom of Appeals guidelines in favor of Makati
After the 2011 resolution, Makati filed for reconsideration on the Pasig courtroom, whereas additionally submitting a petition for annulment of judgment with the Courtroom of Appeals (CA). When the RTC denied Makati’s movement, they then filed one other attraction—leading to Taguig arguing that Makati was discussion board buying.
2017: Courtroom of Appeals guidelines in favor of Taguig
Just a few years later, the CA then guidelines that Taguig is certainly the proprietor. The courtroom granted Taguig’s movement to dismiss, filed towards Makati, having taken observe of the Supreme Courts earlier June 2016 resolution pointing to the previous’s partaking in discussion board buying.
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2021: Supreme Courtroom guidelines in favor of Taguig
Makati then elevated its dispute to the Supreme Courtroom, which in December 2021 determined in favor of Taguig. The SC formally denied the Petition for Evaluation on Certiorari filed by Makati on the 2017 selections by each itself and the CA.
2022: SC upholds resolution
In September 2022, SC’s Particular Third Division upheld its resolution with finality.
It reinstated three rulings “with modification: from the unique 2011 resolution of the Pasig RTC, quoted in complete under:
- Fort Bonifacio Navy Reservation, consisting of Parcels 3 and 4, Psu-2031, is confirmed to be a part of the territory of the Metropolis of Taguig.
- The Writ of Preliminary Injunction dated August 2, 1994 issued by the RTC of Pasig, explicitly referring to Parcels 3 and 4, Psu-2031, comprising Fort Bonifacio, be made PERMANENT insofar because it enjoined the Municipality, now Metropolis of Makati, from exercising jurisdiction over, making enhancements on, or in any other case treating as a part of its territory, Parcels 3 and 4, Psu-2031, comprising Fort Bonifacio.
- Ordering Metropolis of Makati to pay the prices of the swimsuit.
2023: SC denies Makati’s movement over land dispute with Taguig
In a press launch, the SC PIO mentioned its Particular Third Division resolved to disclaim the Makati authorities’s second omnibus notion.
“Consequently, the Courtroom famous with out motion the Metropolis of Makati’s second movement for reconsideration difficult the Courtroom’s resolution dated December 1, 2021. A second movement for reconsideration is mostly prohibited beneath the Guidelines of Courtroom,” it mentioned.
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“In a means, Taguig is just not the one victor on this authorized contest. In a much bigger sense, with each events placing their belief within the authorized system, it’s the rule of regulation which prevailed,” it mentioned in an announcement.