Running through the first few pages of this 20-page PDF on what we would call an HOA Act, but called a “Magna Carta” for HOAs in the Philippines. “SECTION 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Magna Carta for Homeowners and Homeowners’ Associations”. It is a combined social welfare land, reform act and local citizen governance by means of non-profit entities that allow multiple HOAs within a subdivision.
Most decisions are made by simple majority vote, and members “shall have the following duties (a) to pay membership fees, dues and special assessments; (b) to attend meetings of the association.” It appears that the Filipino law contains most of the same operating provisions as found in the US version. However, audited statements must be posted annually and filed with the national government agency overseeing HOAs (Sec. 17(c)).
Now, how about this requirement of one unified government rather than independent principalities as in the US”
SEC. 19. Relationship with National Government Agencies. – The associations shall complement, support and strengthen the efforts of the national government agencies in providing vital services to their members and help implement the national government policies and programs.Associations are encouraged to actively cooperate with national government agencies in the furtherance of their common goals and activities for the benefit of the residents of the subdivisions and its environs.National government agencies shall consult the associations where proposed rules, projects and/or programs may affect their welfare.
Interesting reading for the American legal-academic aristocrats seeking to become Philosopher-Kings, and announce what is good for the American people.