16 Apr Seven Seas Waterpark Under A Lawsuit With DENR
Mga higala! According to an article by Sunstar, an official from the DENR Regional Office has recently disclosed that the Seven Seas Waterpark, owned and operated by UC-1 Corporation is currently involved in a lawsuit for title nullification. This is due to the fact that the area where they are located is considered a “timberland” by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and therefore cannot be owned by private individuals.
“The classification of the land is timberland, so in essence, it shouldn’t be titled because it is a public domain. But what happened was, the LS Properties somehow got a title still but not from us but through judicial proceedings. They acquired the title of the 50 hectares back in 2002, and they subsequently sold 20 hectares of it to UC-1 Corporation, and the other 30 hectares to a businessman,” said Lawyer Florenda Lamasaon-Yap, chief of DENR-Northern Mindanao’s legal division.
Meanwhile, Engineer Elpidio Paras, president of UC-1 Corporation, said that they are leaving the matter for the court to decide.
In a text messaged, he expressed that “We were not invited, so I have no comment except the matter is for the courts to decide at the proper time and venue. As far as we are concerned, we have a judicial title which was acquired in a legal and proper way. The others who lay claim to it do not have any rights as far as we are concerned.”