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First meeting for Ancestral Lands Commission

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Guam Ancestral Lands Commission held its first title hearing of 2012, concerning nearly 40,000 square meters of land in Barrigada. 78-year-old Glorina Quitugua Perez is the last surviving daughter of Antonio Mafnas Quitugua - the property's original landowner. Like many other land owners, her family has waited decades for its return.

She explained, "I didn't know about it, because I thought that when I received the money from the federal that was it, but I found out that the land was transferred to the government and of course I was interested in it because it was my father's property."

The commission meanwhile has set a goal of returning at least 75 lots by year's end.

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