The first thing you should notice is that Ed Terlaje never addressed this email to the Archbishop. Nowhere is the Archbishop's name on this email. It was addressed to the Finance Council: Joe Rivera, Monsignor James Benavente, Monsignor Dave Quitugua, Sister Stephen Torres, and Richard Untalan. It was also CC to Deacon Steve Martinez and to himself. Note that the Archbishop's name was never in that email. Obviously, Tim Rohr thought that the Archbishop went against his legal counsel Ed Terlaje. According to Tim Rohr:
Atty. Terlaje and the finance council are not only unaware that Apuron has already recorded the Deed Restriction, he obviously proceeded against the advice of his legal counsel........
What made Tim Rohr so certain that the Archbishop went against the advice of his legal counsel when Ed Terlaje's email was addressed to Richard Untalan and the Finance Counsel? The subject of the email was: "Response to AFC's regarding Alienation of Seminary Property. And in that email, Ed Terlaje ended his email to Richard Untalan with the following statement:
Do you really want to risk title to the property conservatively valued at 75 million dollars. I have other serious concerns raised in the letter, and if you wish, I would like to discuss in private with you and other members of the finance counsel.Obviously, the jungle misled people into believing that Ed Terlaje's email was addressing the Archbishop about the alienation of property. The truth is.......he was addressing Richard Untalan about the alienation of property. The letter that Attorney Terlaje mentioned in the email is not the Archbishop's letter, but rather Richard Untalan's letter because the email was addressed to Richard Untalan, not the Archbishop. Based on Attorney Ed Terlaje's letter, it appears that it was Richard Untalan and the former finance counsel that were trying to "alienate" the RMS property by suggesting to sell it.
Today, we have learned in the Patty Arroyo talk show that Mr. Genarinni had nothing to do with the Declaration of Deed Restriction. He stated that it was the Archbishop who made the Declaration of Deed Restriction with Ed Terlaje, his legal counsel. He was following the advise of his legal counsel.