Solicitor General Jose Calida has suggested tenants within the Mile Long property in Makati City towards paying rent to Sunvar Realty Corporation in mild of its authorized battle with the federal government.
In a press convention Friday (July 28), Calida mentioned the administration is bent on stopping Sunvar Realty, which is owned by the Rufino Prieto household of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, from controlling the property any longer.
“They should comply with what is in accordance with the law and peacefully vacate the property. Or if they want trouble, we will give them trouble,” he mentioned.
Asked if Mile Long’s tenants may also be evicted, Calida answered within the affirmative.
“This serves as a fair warning to the sub-tenants of Sunvar. I suggest you do not pay anymore leases to Sunvar because we will also evict you anytime,” he mentioned.
President Rodrigo Duterte has demanded the Rufino-Prieto household to return Mile Long to the federal government since its lease contract already expired in 2003.
Calida mentioned Sunvar owes the federal government some P1.6 billion in taxes over its management of Mile Long for greater than a decade for the reason that lease contract ended.
He mentioned Duterte plans to have the property bought, with its proceeds supposed for the rehabilitation of Marawi City and the advance of Fabella Hospital.