DAVAO DE ORO: DOROTHY GONZAGA, ex-CA associate justice, owns 84% of controversial P300M New Barili resort

A Davao de Oro candidate for governor is the majority owner of a controversial resort, according to records of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made public amidst allegations in commentaries in media that dirty money could have financed the P300 Million New Barili Mountain View Resort in Maco town.

SEC records showed that Dorothy Gonzaga, former associate justice of the Court of Apeals, owns 84 percent of shares of the high end inland resort carved out of ancestral domain land.

Read More: SEC RECORD: GONZAGA FAMILY OWNS CONTROVERSIAL DAVAO DE ORO P300 MILLION NEW BARILI RESORT

Dorothy Gonzaga, running for governor in the May polls under the banner of the opposition Partido Reporma, is the wife of reelectionist Davao de Oro 2nd District Rep. Ruwil Peter Gonzaga.

A sister of the solon, Ruwina Gonzaga has a 2 percent share bringing to 88% the total shares of the Gonzagas in the venture of the Gonzaga majority-owned SEC-registered 3P Wander Corporation.

The New Barili resort is one of many issues levelled against the Gonzagas at the homestretch to the May voting.

The politically neophyte Dorothy (Reporma) is pitted in a one-on-one battle in the race for governor against veteran politician Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy, former governor and currently a sitting member of the Provincial Board,who is running as a candidate of the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) of vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.The reelection of Rep. Gonzaga (PDP/-Laban/Reporma), is contested by former governor Jose Caballero (HNP).

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