Binay asks SPD to begin 'turnover' of inner Fort
MANILA – Makati Mayor Jejomar ‘Junjun’ Binay has called on the Southern Police District (SPD) to begin formalizing the turnover of police jurisdiction on the Inner Fort from Taguig Police to the Makati Police Department.
"The Makati Police now has jurisdiction over the inner Fort and other areas covered by the Court decision. I expect the SPD, through the leadership of General Villacorte, to issue the necessary directives to formalize the turnover from the Taguig police to the Makati Police Department, in compliance with the lawful order of the Court of Appeals," Binay said during the 112th Police Service Anniversary Celebration at the SPD headquarters in Fort Bonifacio on Tuesday.
Binay said Makati "is determined to uphold its jurisdiction” over the 729-hectare portion of Fort Bonifacio.
The mayor also criticized the city government of Taguig for “defying the law,” reiterating that Taguig has no legal basis for its claim.
"We were able to prove Makati's historical and legal claim. Taguig was not able to present evidence and according to the Court, even submitted documents that were not attested to or cross-examined," he said.
According to Binay, the Court of Appeals found out that the documents submitted by Taguig are "fake and dubious."
"Hindi po kami ang nagsabi niyan, ang Court of Appeals po," he added.
The mayor of Taguig, Lani Cayetano, has defended the city's claim on Bonifacio Global City, saying the local government will maintain status quo by exercising jurisdiction over the disputed territory.