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Mainit na usapin din ito sa ibang forum site - Torre de Manila a project of DMCI Homes that gathers controversy because of its location near the historic Rizal Park.
Well, at least, it won't cause any harm. Unlike SMDC's ambitious plan of rising a 40+ story tower, to an earthquake destruction prone site. I believe that Torre de Manila OF DMCI Homes does not violate any rule, most especially, not disrespecting the monumental park.
please visit http://www.dmcimetrocondos.com
I just want people to be aware of this investment, i don't mean na siraan ang DMCI, I believe na isa sila sa ok na developers, but a lot of people should know the updates on Torre de Manila, especially yung mga nag pa reserve na.
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JOINT Committee Report
Read by Manila City Council Secretary Atty. Luch Gempis
DMCI Homes violated Ordinance No. 8119. The committee resolves to rule in the affirmative. Torre de Manila is a high rise condominium located inside the institutional university cluster which imposes a maximum floor area ratio of four and maximum percentage of land occupancy of 0.6. Following our zoning ordinance, Torre de Manila is only allowed a maximum floor area ratio of 4 however the floor area of Torre de Manila, a planned 41-storey condominium, is approximately 66,256 sqm. Each floor is estimated at 1,616 sqm hence based on their plans and after the construction of the condominium, their floor area ratio will be 7.79 contrary to the allowable floor are ratio under Ordinance 8119. Interestingly, DMCI Homes admitted that they have secured the required permits from the local government hence building permit was issued in favor of the subject corporation by the office of the building official of the city of Manila despite clear prohibition of the said ordinance. The grant of the said permit was not explained by the officer or any representative from the office of the building official because they failed to attend all scheduled hearings set by this Committee despite due notice. The continued absence of the pertinent heads of the department from the City of Manila only showed their cavalier attitude toward local legislative body which only affects and hinders the crafting or amending of city legislation or ordinances that will preclude similar incidents in the future to the prejudice of the city and to the public as a whole. It is an elementary rule in local governance that department heads are deemed knowledgeable in their respective departments. It is their task to guide shed light in the local legislative body on matters or issues pertaining their department. In this light, the committee cannot help but conclude that there is conspiracy between officers of subject corporation and certain city government officials and employees that lead to the issuance of the building permit in favor of the former despite obvious and blatant violation.
Under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, a person is liable if he knowingly approved or grant any license, permit, privilege or benefit in favor of a person not qualified for or not legally entitled to such license, permit, privilege or advantage or of a mere representative or who is not qualifed or entitled. For the aforesaid law, punishes only public officials (1:28:00)
A case for violation for city ordinance 8119 should be filed vs manager, managing partner, director, or any other person of the firm or corporation who actually participated in the violation of this ordinance before the Metropolitan Court of Manila.
Further this committee sought the opinion that this case should be submitted before the Office of the Ombudsman for further investigation regarding the violations of sec. 3 letter J and 4 letter B of RA 1319. (1:29:00)
It is respectfully recommended that an ordinance be enacted by the City Council prohibiting the construction of any buildings or structures within a certain radius in the monument or site that will obstruct the prominence, dominance, and dignity of the monument, building, structure of great historical significance, more importantly, the national monument.
NO OBJECTION - COMMITTEE REPORT APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY
So I guess this must be the end of it… The Filipino people and City Hall of Manila have spoken. Torre de Manila as they propose has been stopped and it will have it’s permits revoked. Both DMCI and entities inside city hall who granted them a permit will be prosecuted for these violations.
This is a landmark in Manila’s history and a total shift in our city’s mindset. This decision shows that Manileños take importance in their history. Manileños will not accept the commercialization and visual desecration of it’s most important historical sites. But more importantly, this is a signal to people out there that if they want to do business in the historical parts of our city, they must RESPECT that history along with it’s laws.
Nevertheless, still be vigilant. This is not a moment to gloat nor let our guard down. This issue is not over until DMCI speaks up and more importantly, RETURNS the money back to those who pre-paid for this illegal building.
Sign the petition that started it all: www.change.org/torre and stay informed.
Mabuhay ang Manileño.
Illegal? That is a grave word, and I hope people who decided to throw their angst on this development won't swallow it. Have you asked people, real people regarding this? Or much better, asked what's the complete name of their national hero, and see who reigns more disgraceful? This petition is absurd, and emotional- based appeal. DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila is a development that the country will be proud of, so this objection rule must be withdrawn.
hi, all words written in my post above are from http://carlosceldran.tumblr.com/, so i guess the author is Celdran himself, ok? just to make things clear. So for more information and updates regarding their petition just check out his site especially for those who are concerned with their investment here
Yes it is already resolved, pero meron pa din nagpepetition sa congress to stop the construction however tuloy pa rin sya.
So basically, it's already been resolved. So why is this Carlos Celdran again on his move to defying the odds? I don't know his profession, but I do respect him as a person. But the intention itself is broadly an act, a show! If this is a serious case for him, then he mustn't take pictures of himself imploring how imperfect the said developer is. Isn't he the one dressed as José Rizal who entered Manila Cathedral during a mass, carrying a sign and shouting "Stop getting involved in politics"? Now, is that what you call respect? On the other hand, DMCI Homes, knowing their reputation, should be permitted to pursue this development.
I am confused whether this development is allowed to continue its construction or not. Can someone confirm or kindly post new updates regarding this issue. Also, how does DMCI Homes respond to its customers' complaints/ concerns?
Sa tingin ko talagang tuloy na tuloy na itong construction ng Torre de Manila. Sa bagay, kay DMCI naman yung loteng iyon kaya may karapatan siyang magdesisyon kung ano ang ipapatayo niya doon.