Cunanan house in upscale QC village not in his SALN

Posted at 02/27/14 8:41 PM

Cunanan's lawyer says house is owned by TRC chief's brother

MANILA - A house at a plush subdivision in Quezon City is missing from the statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) of pork barrel scam whistleblower and Technology Resource Center (TRC) Director-General Dennis Cunanan.

The house, with massive stone pillars and an impressive balcony, is found in one of the upscale and exclusive subdivisions in the city.

A source told ABS-CBN News that it is the residence of Cunanan, who faces a plunder complaint in connection with the pork barrel scam.

According to the subdivision directory, the house is registered under "Mr. and Mrs. Darius Cunanan."

However, the source maintains that the TRC chief and his family live in the house, which is estimated to be worth more than P40 million.

Just outside the house is a dark green vehicle with license plate DLC 88 -- with the letters matching Cunanan's own initials.

LTO records show that the license plate was issued to a dark green 2006 Nissan X-Trail registered in the name of the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center, or the old name of the TRC.

Both the house and the vehicle are not reflected in Cunanan's 2012 SALN, which is required to be filled up accurately by all government officials and employees.

In his SALN, Cunanan declared his address as No. 126, San Nicolas, Magalang, Pampanga.

Cunanan also declared as real properties a residential lot in Tarlac valued at P150,000, an unspecified number of vehicles bought for P2.5 million, and another residential lot in an undisclosed place valued at P415,000.

Cunanan also said he has shares in the Concun Group, which is engaged in water distribution in Pampanga.

According to his SALN, Cunanan's total assets is P5.66 million, but his liabilities amount to P4.44 million, which are mostly personal loans from various family members.

Cunanan has a total net worth of just a little over P1 million, according to his SALN.

Cunanan, through his lawyer, told ABS-CBN News that the Quezon City house is owned by his businessman-brother and he was renting with concessional rates.

"Kapatid niyang negosyante ang may-ari ng bahay. Nangungupahan siya with concessional rates," Atty. Odessa Bernardo said.

Cunanan earlier said he was willing to undergo a lifestyle check to prove he did not receive kickbacks in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scandal. - with ANC