BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Office of the City Prosecutor here has resolved a complaint in favor of Councilor Vladimir Gonzalez who has filed a charge for five counts of falsification by private individual and use of falsified documents against a real estate developer from Iloilo province who surrendered to police in Pavia town and was subsequently released after posting bail on an arrest warrant against the Iloilo real estate developer.
Gonzalez told DNX Robert Po, president of Key Premier Communities Development Corporation, allegedly transferred property titles worth at least P19 million owned by the real estate development firm Home Invest Realty that Gonzalez owns.
The five deeds othat allegedly bore forged signatures of Gonzalez were made between between 2011 and 2020 when Gonzalez and his son were still listed as members of the Key Premier Board.
Subsequent reportimg to the Securities and Exccange Commission for the firm’s General Information Sheet showed the Gonzalezes were not among the officers anymore, Councilor Gonzalez said.
He added he also charged the the wife of Po who is the Key Premiere Corporate Secretary with perjury in Iloilo.
Gonzalez and Po had earlier entered into a joint venture agreement that involved, among others, the devekopment of the Hi Residences condominium here and the Country Homes Subdivision in Iloilo City that had already been sold out.
The resolution, approved by City Prosecutor Ma. Theresa B Ditching based on the findings of Investigating Prosecutor Romel S Gabuya, found probable cause to charge Po for the complaint that led to the issuance of an arrest warrant by Judge Michael Hanz Diaz Villaster of Branch 3 of the Regional Trial Court.
The Pavia Municipal Police had earlier confirmed Po surrendered to them last 22 November 2023 but was released shortly after posting bail.
DNX sought Po for comment but the businessman did not return calls or texts before this story went to print.