Camp John Hay is one of Baguio City's popular tourist attraction, a destination in itself, it' s main gate is located at the Loakan Road, a 5-minute drive from the Upper Session Road-Loakan Road-South Drive rotonda.

The 690-hectare Camp John Hay was turned over to the Philippine government in July 1, 1991 and was initially administered by the Philippine Tourism Authority and then turned over to the Bases Conversion Development Authority.

The facility, which was named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's secretary of war, was used by the Japanese as a concentration camp for American and British soldiers during the war. It' s name was changed to Club John Hay after it was turned over to the Philippine government.

Current Situation:
(DOJ) has sued businessman Robert John L. Sobrepeña, the chairman of Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevCo), for supposedly failing to pay the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) over P1.15 billion in rent from 1998 to 2000.

Camp John Hay Development Corporation has upheld its agreements and is awaiting the decision of the arbitration case filed in Singapore to effectively resolve the dispute. 

What seems to be wrong?
BCDA is resorting to black propaganda and other illegal activities to influence the decision of the courts.

CJHDevCo executive vice president and COO Alfredo Yñiguez III claims that BCDA is harassing CJHDevCo and its chairman.

Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevCo) is ready to fulfill its financial obligations to the government, providing that the government abide by the contracts: turn over the entire portion of the land for development and provide permits in a timely fashion for construction and operations.

There is a process and both parties needs to wait for the decision and agreement result. If BCDA is guilty of harassing Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevCo) then there should be a given statement above all these things but if not then they have to wait for the government's decision. 

If Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevCo) can fulfill its financial obligations to the government and they are capable of showing all evidences of it, then they must be allowed to continue it's construction and operations.


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