Torres says they are just honoring their parents’ wish


Priscilla M. Torres said yesterday 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 A. Manglona (Ind-Rota).

“Have patti parehu—no more, no less—for all their children, including Paul, to have equal share. And we will prevail,” Torres said.

Torres and Thomas A. Manglona are siblings of Paul Manglona. Torres and Thomas Manglona are administrators of the estate of their mother, Bernadita Manglona.

Sen. Manglona is suing Torres, Thomas Manglona, and his own mother’s estate over a disputed 4,181-square-meter piece of land on Upper Capital Hill, Saipan.

Torres said they didn’t do any wrongdoing.

Torres reiterated her and Thomas Manglona’s earlier statement that they are disappointed that their brother, Paul Manglona, has chosen to sue them over what they consider to be family property.

Torres said that Paul Manglona’s claims are meritless and that they have confidence in the judicial process.

Torres said declined a more extensive statement in the case at the advice of their counsel, Samuel Mok.

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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