Siblings claim Manglona relied on a forged signature of mother


Siblings Priscilla M. Torres and Thomas A. Manglona now allege that their mother’s signature had been forged, thus their brother, Sen. Paul A. Manglona (Ind-Rota), didn’t entirely inherit a disputed lot on Capital Hill.

Torres and Thomas Manglona, through counsel Samuel I. Mok, said the deed of gift purportedly executed on July 11, 1985, was never actually signed by the grantor as the signature of their mother, Bernadita A. Manglona, had been forged.

Torres and Thomas Manglona, who are co-administrators of the estate of the late Bernadita Manglona, disclosed this in their answer to Paul Manglona’s lawsuit against them.

Mok did not discuss the alleged forgery further.

As of press time yesterday, Saipan Tribune was still waiting for Paul Manglona’s comment.

Mok asked the Superior Court to dismiss Paul Manglona’s lawsuit in its entirety.

Torres earlier stated that they are just honoring the wish of their parents before they passed away—equal sharing of property for all their children, including Sen. Paul Manglona.

Sen. Manglona is suing Torres, Thomas Manglona, and his own mother’s estate over the disputed 4,181-square meter property.

The senator, through counsel Jennifer Dockter, asked the Superior Court to declare him the fee simple owner of the property.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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