The AAVA board of governor approved a resolution on August 31, temporarily suspending the renewal of existing lease agreements and the issuance of move-in permits for all mainland Chinese tenants.
AAVA said it made this “unprecedented move” due to the “incessant number of incidents of mainland Chinese tenants, mostly involved with Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), “blatantly violating” the village’s rule limiting the use of houses for residential purposes and by a single family.
AAVA also cited violations of community quarantine protocols mostly committed by mainland Chinese tenants “occupying the reported staff houses”; and disregard of traffic and curfew rules; and rising complaints of noisy parties and drinking sessions in what are believed to be POGO staff houses.
It also took note of a barangay report which flagged 18 individuals as active COVID-19 cases supposedly living in the same house but could not be located in their listed village address.
“The board of governors has deemed these offensive actions to have a large impact on the general safety, security and health of the community,” AAVA said.
AAVA, which has tightened broker accreditation starting two months ago, urged lessors, brokers, and stakeholders to conduct due diligence on their lessees while residents were encouraged to be vigilant in reporting violations.
“The AAVA board is optimistic that this new resolution… is the key to upholding the ‘Nuclear Family Rule’ and hopefully resolving the problem of peace and order in Ayala Alabang Village,” AAVA said.