Klitzkie Questions Actions of Land Management Director on Church Property Dispute


Former Senator Bob Klitzkie wrote to Land Management Director Mike Borja after Borja sought clarity from the AG’s Office on whether or not his agency followed the law when they reissued certificates of title for the Redemptoris Mater Seminary.

Guam – In the latest round of the seminary property dispute, former Senator Bob Klitzkie is calling out Department of Land Management Director Mike Borja for repeatedly contradicting himself in dealing with the erroneous certificates of title for the disputed Redemptoris Mater Seminary property.


On Monday, Borja wrote to Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson seeking clarity on whether or not his agency followed the law in correcting the erroneous certificate of title that was published by the Archdiocese of Agana in their newspaper last October.

The Archdiocese published it to dispel rumors and criticism that they deeded the property away to a third party. But Borja’s request for the AG to intervene seemed to infuriate Klitzkie who fired back at Borja yesterday.

Borja had received two different sets of advice from the Attorney General’s Office. The first was in January, in which Borja told Klitzkie that he was advised by the AG to file a petition in the Superior Court to correct the titles.

But about two months later, Borja was advised by Assistant AG Kristan Finney that a petition is not necessary because duplicate copies from the Archdiocese will suffice in issuing corrected titles.

However, before Finney issued her advice, Klitzkie had met with her and Borja.

Klitzkie brought up that meeting in his letter yesterday, saying “Now that I have untangled the thread of what you and Ms. Finney did, I must compliment you. The way that the two of you sat, with straight faces, through several choruses of ‘I’ve got to sit down with Jacque’ when responding to my question about filing the petition, knowing that there was nothing to file, was the kind of performance not seen outside the confines of Hollywood!”

Attorney Jacque Terlaje is representing the Archdiocese of Agana in the matter.

You can read the full letter by clicking on the file below.