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A registrar of deeds with a bloated ego

Don’t ever judge a book by it’s cover. It’s going to bite you in the end. Who does Danilo Molina think he is?
By Ramon Tulfo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Some government officials and employees have such a bloated sense of self-importance, they look down upon citizens who come to their offices to transact business.

They forget that the very citizens they scorn pay for their salaries through taxes.

These officials or employees should be told they are public servants, not masters.

One such official who should be reminded that he is a public servant and so has no reason to be arrogant is the registrar of deeds of Abra province.

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Josefina Valera Sibayan, 78, a longtime US resident who decided to stay here for good, went to the Office of the Registry of Deeds in Bangued, Abra’s capital, recently to renew the title to her property.

A former US federal employee used to the courteousness of American workers towards citizens transacting business with the US government, Sibayan was shocked at the insults she allegedly received from Danilo V. Molina, registrar of deeds of the province.

The old woman said it was the first time she met Molina and couldn’t understand why he called her names.

As Molina entered the Registry of Deeds building, Sibayan said she saw many people sitting on chairs or standing outside his office.

Molina was not in office attire, wearing a T-shirt and slippers, Sibayan added.

The registrar reportedly ordered the security guard to drive away all the “fixers” out of the building.
Then, pointing to Sibayan, he reportedly said, “That old lady who is senile and illiterate, drive her out too.”

He probably mistook Sibayan for a fixer, an outsider who expedites the approval of documents for a fee.

Sibayan said she told Molina she came to his office to “pick up the title to our land because we need it.”

Molina went inside his office and after 20 minutes came out and started shouting at her. “You senile, illiterate old woman, with your saliva drooling, get out of this building,” Sibayan quoted Molina as telling her.

Humiliated, Sibayan said she shot back at the land official, also in Ilocano:

“Sir, I may be old but I am not senile and I don’t drool. I am educated. I pray that when you get to be as old as I am you will not s**t in your pants. I am the daughter of the late Judge Pacoy Valera of Bangued who taught me to be courteous and respectful to others at all times.”


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22 thoughts on “A registrar of deeds with a bloated ego

  1. Calling Gov. Takit the old lady who is being humiliated is a US OFW just like you. You should take action on this matter or rather investigate and if it is proven then sack that Register of Deeds officer.

    Posted by Jampol | February 9, 2013, 4:31 am
    • i know atty molina and for those who know him. he is approachable naman a thorough investigation shld be cnducted . the old lady shld file her complaint to the proper authority not to the media.t

      Posted by eric shawn | February 9, 2013, 6:30 am
      • Erick Shawn kilala ko rin yan si Atty. Molina eh si Madam Josefina Valera kilala mo?.. awan ka met idi napasamak deta ah

        Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | February 18, 2013, 8:49 pm
        • thats wy i suggested dat investgation shld be cnducted and am sure there was bec public oficial was involve so that the truth wl come out. if he did it then administrative charges be filed.

          Posted by eric shawn | February 21, 2013, 12:04 am
        • Erick you mentioned that you know Atty. Molina why not invite him or any representative to post his reply with regards to this issue here in A.com for clarifications of this issue…

          Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | February 21, 2013, 4:29 pm
        • he is a lawyer he knows the law i presumed at this momemt he had submitted hs explaination to the proper authority.

          Posted by eric shawn | February 22, 2013, 8:10 pm
  2. I know danny molina since highschool days at holy ghost school, tayum. saan met nga kasta nga ugali na. nasaysayaat koma apo no denggen tay ti parte na nga umuna sakbay da nga isurat ti kasta ditoy. thanks

    Posted by le | February 9, 2013, 8:07 am
  3. The other side of the story should heard… before you make you criticize and make judgement!!!

    Posted by Bagnus | February 9, 2013, 10:28 am
  4. No pudno detoy nga napasamak, makitakanto laeng atorni, ay ket sikkarudenka, bro! La man bagamman ti usustona garud no nia nga nagpodotka nga kalla beggang?

    Posted by waikiki | February 9, 2013, 2:16 pm
  5. Hmmm, ni gayam manang fina detoy baket nga bagbagayo. Al-ot saan nga illiterate suna . . . U.P graduate, kakabsat. Ken saan nga 78 met a ti tawenna ti karkolok. Baka 68 laeng met a. Maryakosep!

    Posted by binilot | February 9, 2013, 2:22 pm
  6. apo met

    Posted by ingga | February 10, 2013, 5:52 am
  7. I applaud Atty Molina for wanting to get rid of the fixers in his office,shows you that he does his job well. I don’t believe that he said those hurtful words,nalaing ni Attorney.

    Posted by Cha | February 10, 2013, 6:56 am
  8. O, well, ditay nga ammo nga agpayso ti usustona, kakabsat. Mabalin nga medyo adda ngata met sinao nga immuna ni manang fina. Nayrana met nga bad day ni Mr. Molina ti deta nga aldaw. Su a napasamat ti dapat nga saan nga mapasamak. O well, usto diay kuna ni jampol nga umentra bassit met ni apo takit ta taga abra ken stateside met suna.

    Posted by Waikiki | February 10, 2013, 8:00 am
  9. GET OVER WITH IT…!!! Whoever made that mistake, deserves a second chance for we don’t we really know what goes on their mind or personal problem that bothers them that very moment they made that mistake.
    Love your enemy and you’ll be surprised with the rewards that keep flowing afterwards.

    Posted by gordadenis | February 12, 2013, 4:35 pm
  10. A responsible writer should know the facts from both sides of the story.Must readers believe in everything they read from the media?Some write a sensational story for personal gain. ” The thruth shall set you free”
    “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers”. ( Eph. 4: 29)

    Posted by Sr. Bernadette | February 20, 2013, 6:15 pm

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