Figuron was warned ahead of time that Welia
Alipayo might try to take Rodulfo's land with the
help of Nestor Reyes so they went to Nestor
Reyes' office and took photos of his tax
Below is a copy of an affidavit about comments made by Gina Escosura, a
Municipal Assessor's Office Employee.
Because of the warning the
Figuron's knew to collect the following evidence:
tape meeting held by the Provincial Assessors
If you look at the images of the tax records
and the tax map currently located in the General
Luna Assessor's Office, you will see that the
first three entries are for Juan Figuron.
Nestor Reyes is in charge of the office who
incorrectly recorded this information. Juan
Figuron never owned Lots 001, 002 or 003.
The only record which is even remotely close
is Lot 002, which at one point was owned by
Juana Figuron, however, Juana was a woman
originally named Hilario Espejon, who is
identified on Juan
Sale as being the property owner to the East
of Lot 2943-A.
The "errors" in the local tax
records allow for three things to happen:
1- Welia Alipayo is allowed to present the
records and tax map as evidence to the Surigao
Provincial Assessor's Office as evidence of
"several conveyances by Juan Figuron".
Without those "errors", Welia would
have no evidence of "conveyances".
Lot 3198 owned by Tomasita Escosura in 1997 is
sold, the "error" by Nestor Reyes allows
him to simply delete Rodulfo
Figuron's rightful Tax Declaration and in it's
place affix the incorrect Tax Dec No. of Genalyn Coughlan.
If the correct name had been on the books in
the Municipal Assessor's Office, Nestor Reyes
would not have had "probable cause" to
delete Rodulfo Figuron's tax declaration number.
3- When Rodulfo Figuron, who is a farmer, not
a Geodetic Engineer, comes in to the assessor's
office to pay his taxes, Nestor can show Rodulfo
his father's names on the records.
If those "errors" are not present,
it would be blatantly obvious that Rodulfo
Figuron, heir of Juan Figuron, was missing his
Tax Declaration number.
This is how "errors" of Nestor
Reyes have assisted Welia Alipayo to claim land not rightfully
hers for many years.