Court of Appeals rules in favor of Makati regards The Fort and Embo Baranggays.
The 6th division of the appeals court on Monday, August 5, favored Makati’s appeal to declare some parts of Fort Andres Bonifacio, formerly called Fort William Mckinley and the so-called “embo” barangays (barangays whose names end with “embo”) to be within the city’s territory and not Taguig’s.
The decision which had 37 pages penned by Justice Marlene Gonzales-Siso and concurred by Justices Hakim Abdulwahid and Edwin Sorongon reversed the ruling of the Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 153 which found in favor of Taguig.
The Court of Appeals (CA) ordered Taguig “to immediately cease and desist from exercising jurisdiction within the disputed area and return the same to Makati; and [ordered it] to pay the cost of suit.”
The CA found no merit in Taguig’s contention that the “embo” barangays and the Inner Fort barangays (Barangay Post Proper Northside and Barangay Post Proper Southside) belong to it.
Taguig can still appeal the decision. If upheld by the Supreme Court, however, the decision by the CA’s 6th division will revert 729.15 hectares to Makati.
The contested area starts from behind the posh Magallanes, Dasmariñas, and Forbes Park, all the way to parts of Guadalupe.
Although, Taguig could still appeal the decision in the Supreme Court.
What does that mean to ordinary citizens? Whole day color coding in those areas.
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