Ayala Alabang to screen village leases strictly


MANILA, Philippines–The Ayala Alabang Village homeowner’s association will implement strict measures for leases of contract entered into by some residents starting this week as the village reels from the bad publicity generated from the discovery recently of three shabu laboratories inside the posh village.

The announcement is contained in a statement emailed to news organizations on Monday.

The statement said that in a meeting held recently with the barangay officials led by Brgy. Chair Alfredo Xeres-Burgos and the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the village officials headed by Dr. Leandro de Leon said that his association will screen new leases of contracts and will initiate background checks on new tenants.

They will also implement the homeowner’s rights strictly and assured homeowners that no rights will be violated in the course of raids on suspected shabu laboratories inside the village.

“We wanted to ask for their cooperation so that we can improve the security,” said Xerex-Burgos.

Muntinlupa Mayor Alvin San Pedro has called the barangay and homeowners association to a meeting This week to further discuss what measures can be implemented to prevent another occurrence which has embarrassed many

residents in the village.

The statement quoted the PDEA as saying that drug syndicates took advantage of the tight security in the village because they knew that their privacy will not be compromised.

The criminal elements usually rent homes inside exclusive subdivisions to evade suspicion, the statement stated.

“They have to be keen and watchful especially if their neighbors are tenants and foreigners,” said Gen. Pedrito Magsino of PDEA-National Capital Region.

PDEA is investigating if the homeowners, who owned the houses turned into shabu laboratories by its tenants, are involved in the drug trade, the statement added.

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  • onli_in_da_pilipins

    Pansin ko lang, karamihan sa mga may ari ng mga shabu labs eh dayuhan. Di ko sinasabing ok lang pag pinoy ang gumagawa pero pag mga dayuhan na ang tumatarantado sa Pinas at sila pa tong naghahariharian, aba eh teka muna, ibang usapan na yan.

  • rnoldrmada

    It’s sad that there is an element of racial overtone to what the general has said, Just because my neighbor happens to be a foreigner and a renter does not mean he is running a meth lab.  I think it’s irresponsible for General Magsino to say such a thing and he ought to apologise for being a douch bag.
    It’s an abberation what happened in Alabang. I never heard of other first class subdivisions busted for meth production. This thing has really been blown out of proportion.

    • headfonics

      rnoldrmada I agree with you 100% about the racial or Xenophobic overtones – its policing like that which leads to a break down of community spirit and lack of trust. They should focus instead on identify and clarifying what the traits of drug factories are to residents – suspicious people come in all forms and from all walks of life. How did they find them in the first place? Educate the residents on that and not on racial profiling.

  • kevinmcn

    Isn’t that the same Brgy that banned sales of all contraceptives? Seems that they should have had their guards watching out for more serious infractions.

  • jopal

    ngayon kitang kita  sino ang mga baboy nadayuhan na tumatapak sa ating mismong  bansa ano pa ang hinihintay ng mga official ng police narcon etc…..  pag pinoy ang mahulihan ng shabu sa china  kahit ilang gramo lang  bitay kaagad ang hatol pag dito sa pinas kahit 50 kilos na ang nahuli tahimik pa rin ang mga kana uukulan  ano na ba ang ating bansa  nakakahiya dapat wala ng marami pang  sat sat kung evidensiya ang kailangngan  andiyan ng lahat  dapat  i firing squad ang gawin diyan sa kanila paris ng ginawa ni marcos noon sa isang wakang din na nahulihan ng drugs …………………..pataying  din ang mga kuamg na yan

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