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Pangelinan defends stance on CLTC deals

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Things have since cooled off since last week's highly contentious roundtable meeting on the Chamorro Land Trust Commission allowing Guam Rocks to begin surveying CLTC property in the north for grading. Board chair Oscar Calvo admitted he alone gave the company the green light to proceed despite there being a moratorium on new commercial leases.

Once the meeting was over, Guam Rocks manager Tony Sanchez began yelling at Senator Ben Pangelinan, questioning why his company was singled out. He also argued his company's request for a commercial lease had been in discussions with the CLTC way before the moratorium was in place. 

Pangelinan today continues to defend otherwise, saying, "So my concern is that no activity be done on all the applications after the moratorium has been put in place. And this is the only one to my knowledge where there's been activity after the moratorium has been put in place."

Senator Pangelinan said he plans to hold an oversight hearing with the Chamorro Land Trust Commission, but a date for that hearing hasn't been scheduled yet.

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