Plan, plan and plan some more

QUESTION: Is Stonewall Central a better name for the property?
UPDATE (click): 2012 Audited Financial Statements
UPDATE (click): 2013 Annual Meeting packet
UPDATE (click): 2013 Special Meeting packet

AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ANALYSIS 2009-2012 (click): A CPA analysis of SOHO Central Condominium Corporation's Audited Financial Statements

The Fantasy Vision

Does everyone remember this among the wonderful ads and brochures and how about the salespeople and what they told us. I hear such fantasies continue. So after watching and remembering, cry and then laugh at the truth that is being exposed.

And, if the above is not enough and you need elevated blood pressure, here is the project's brochure.

Many posts are still issues and need to be read once again. At this main hub of postings watch for new posts and updates. Please get involved by spreading the word as to the issues here. We must document all that is taking place. Many documents need retrieval and assistance is needed in getting them scanned and posted.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Great Wall Crumbles

The Great Wall Crumbles

No, not that Wall!

No, no, no, not that Wall either!

(Hmm, guards and the people.)

This Great Wall!

So it took those who were not appointed or assumed of the Board to give suggestions for appropriate action.

Service Elevator Entrances: Floors 39-35

Service Elevator Entrances:  Floors 39-35

The repair of the entrances I find to be unacceptable low quality work.  We will take photos of the entrances and post them in groups as we go down floor by floor.  There is no reason that quality work could not have been performed to have them appear as before the demolition... previous post -

The series will continue.  Once again, who has been running this place since turnover in 2009?  Where are all the records?  When and where has every single meeting taken place by the Board and its committees?  Where are all the Minutes & Resolutions?  Why are there not open meetings and transparency?  Why have there not been elections to have legally seated members of the Board?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gateway Regency condominium

Gateway Regency condominium

This is very sad news at a nearby condominium.


13-year-old gets electrocuted in pool of Mandaluyong condo 

May 21, 2014 10:38pm

A 13-year-old girl died after suffering electric shock injuries at a landing in the middle of a swimming pool at a Mandaluyong condominium on Tuesday night, GMA News' “24 Oras” reported on Wednesday.
Pauline Pasion lungs sustained burns from the electrocution, an autopsy conducted on her showed.

The deadly incident took place at the pool of the Gateway Regency condominium.
"Nandun po yung anak ko sa gitna nung pool na may island na may puno. Dun siya sa gitnang-gitna, nangingisay po siya at tumitirik ang mata," Pauline's mother Anne told GMA News.
Anne said she tugged her daughter away from the landing despite getting electric shocks herself.

Pauline's siblings—Pearl, 16, and Paul, 12—were with her at the pool area.  They were also injured when the incident happened.   

One of the condominium's security guards helped the family rush the victims to the hospital.
The siblings were invited to stay overnight at the condominium by one of their uncles.  They went to the pool for a swim around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
By 7:25 p.m., Pauline was declared dead. An autopsy report indicated her burned lungs as the cause of her death.
"Parang siyempre hindi totoo 'yan. Hindi mo matatanggap," Anne said.
"Kawawa naman yung anak ko. Marami pa yung pangarap,” she added.
Pauline's grandmother Aida was grief-stricken. She just arrived in the country for a brief vacation.
"Nag-embrace si (Pauline) sa akin, sabi niya, 'Lola, bukas babalik ako, babalik rin ako bukas',” Aida said.
Mandaluyong Police P/Sr. Supt. Tyrone Masigon said investigators have been sent to the condominium to look into the cause of her electrocution. 
GMA News tried to get the side of the building administration, but were barred from entering the premises. —Rie Takumi/NB/ELR, GMA News

Greenfield's Twin Oaks sales & fliers

Greenfield's Twin Oaks sales & fliers

We will not be harassed again as we were two years ago.  At that time, there were sales agents on the front steps and in front of the doors to the lobby day and night.  The last straw for me was when around 10 agents were standing outside the doors and I said this is now over.

I announced that Soho Central Condominium Corporation property was not theirs to hand out fliers.  A supervisor at the time came across the street and told me the LIE that someone had started and many believed that this is Greenfield property meaning the land.  Even to this day there are those that believe this to be true.

At that last evening of harassment, I went up and made a copy of the first three pages of the Master Deed which I read loudly at least 75 times that evening as they had a party across the street.  Two of the agents were even sent back here and one said in a very snotty tone that they had heard me read it before.  So I told them they were going to hear it again which they did several times.

After that night there were attempts to once again hand out fliers on the property but several of us confronted them and eventually they stopped.  There were also fliers placed on the concierge desk for Twin Oaks and Century Properties.  I know several Unit Owners took action since the unelected Board did nothing.  Most of the fliers were taken and appropriately filed.

About two weeks ago, I knew there was going to be a problem since sales agents were near the curb.  But they crossed the property line today and once again I had to deal with them on Soho Central property.

If you are confronted on our property, immediately tell the guards to remove the sales agents from the premises.

Passenger Elevator Number 3 (PE3) Falls like non-amusement ride

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE (05/23/14):  Ryan has spoken to someone that was in the elevator at ~8AM the same morning before he and another passenger had their falls.  The person was in the elevator with 4 other people when it was stuck.  So why was this not mentioned when the falls took place for him?  Why was the elevator not taken offline?  Why was this not mentioned when he filed a complaint?  There are so many questions and so many issues and problems in the this building that once a legally elected Board is convened it may take 1-2 years to sort everything out while getting this building to where it should be.


Passenger Elevator Number 3 (PE3) Falls like non-amusement ride

Then when going back to the lobby for some photos, I commented on the elevator running once again.  I asked how it could be fixed so quickly.  We were told that it was being tested.  The elevator came down to the lobby and when the door opened not only were there employees from the elevator company but a passenger!  Was the passenger a test subject?  Who is running this place?

Here is an enlarged complaint form for those that need it for the many issues here:  Soho Central Complain Form.

Here is an interesting memo.  I know we here in residence at Soho Central have seen these and some of us even manage a grin between the tears of laughter.  Look carefully at the date that PE3 was scheduled for maintenance on May 21.  Yesterday was May 22.  As I wrote in a previous post, the subject of the circular should be, ELEVATORS MONTHLY PREVENTIVE OR MINIMAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES.  See previous post:

This is the condition we suffer with as far as the elevators.  What did we buy?  What were we promised in ads that must be in compliance with Presidential Decree 957?  What have we gotten?  What has been the result of the continual installation of the elevators since 2009 and before?  What has been action taken to legally deal with the serious safety problem?  What is going on in this building with so much kept from the Unit Owners in violation of the Corporation Code?

The contraption had been removed and then was back.

This is the elevator with the current complaint which was in operation after the problems.

This is the other elevator that was torn apart as was the service elevator.  When will the elevators ever be fully installed?  When will they be inspected?  When will they be safe?  When will we get the full and complete explanation as to what has taken place with these since the beginning?

Does that word Century refer to the other half of the developer/builder or how long it takes to complete a job?

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