PRESS STATEMENT

Subject: Claimants of Silliman Land Gather to Press Claims

Issue Date: 08 March 2017

Once again, a group of claimants who believe they own Silliman have gathered along Hibbard Avenue and Rizal Boulevard to press their claim.

Silliman recognizes their right to public assembly and free speech if exercised consistent with the law. Silliman also reiterates its invitation for them to manifest and give evidence of their claim in a court of law. So far, many similar public gatherings have been done in the last 15 years or so, and only a few manifestations have been submitted to the courts. None of these manifestations have convinced the courts that ownership of Silliman properties is any other’s but Silliman’s. ###