Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph Camacho granted the distribution of over $2 million in land compensation funds from the estate of Asuncion Rangamar Aldan.
Last Thursday, Camacho granted the petition for a decree of partial distribution that was submitted by Meliza Mae Deleon Guerrero Babauta, the administrator of the estate of Asuncion Rangamar Aldan (also known as the Concepcion Reyes Aldan).
Babauta is the granddaughter of Asuncion Rangamar Aldan.
The petition was submitted through attorney Vincent DLG Torres.
The estate of Asuncion Rangamar Aldan received the $2,531,243.90 as part of the Mangabao land compensation.
Each descendant of Asuncion R. Aldan will receive a share of $810,414.63.
The descendants are Eulogio Aldan, Herman Rangamar Aldan, and Ana Aldan Deleon Guerrero.
In granting the request, Camacho said the families need the funds, especially after Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the island.
Asuncion Rangamar Aldan is one of the two heirs of Ramona Rangamar. Ramona was one of the three deceased heirs of the estate of Maria Mangabao.
On Dec. 22, 2017, after years of litigation, the Superior Court issued the decree of final distribution for the $19.3 million paid by the CNMI to the heirs of the estate of Maria Mangabao.
Mangabao died in the early 1990s, leaving her estate to three heirs who are now deceased.
The local court divided the land compensation funds into three shares of $5,335,216 for the three deceased heirs: Ramona Rangamar, Visitacion Rangamar Flores, and Vicente Rangamar.