Casanova further stated in his letter that there are more than Two Hundred Fifty Six Million Pesos were earned and put into the coffers of the City in a revenue from BCDA's administration of John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ).
The people of the Cordillera Region and Baguio have gained additional income from tourism, local labor, environmental protection and preservation activities.
In short, BCDA is confident that it has contributed a lot to them. So it is misleading and wrong to say that BCDA has failed the people in Central Luzon, the residents of Baguio City.
The representative of Lone District of Baguio, Nicasio M Aliping, Jr, and Baguio City Mayor, Mauricio G Domogan made their public reaction by uploading a reply. And this letter was published in Baguio's website on what is the truth. Thus, it divulges the real scenario of the issue.
Therefore, the reply has disproved what Casanova's mentioned in his letter. These were as follows: BCDA is not a friend at all in the true sense of the word, "friend". BCDA generated revenues were not entirely remitted to the city. There was a delay on project development, making the city of Baguio and Central Luzon at practically disadvantage.
In short, as substantially claimed by the city of Baguio, BCDA has failed to meet the conditions which they'd contracted with. Therefore, an appeal has directed to BCDA to strengthen and even correct their violations and meet the conditions as agreed upon. In so doing, BCDA has really meant it "not an enemy".