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DoJ to review Nayong Pilipino lease agreement

 

By GENALYN D. KABILING

 

President Duterte has ordered the Department of Justice  to review the controversial lease agreement forged by Nayong Pilipino Foundation with a casino resort developer.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday said the President believes the lease contract was flawed since it was awarded without proper public bidding.

The contract, which allowed a long-term lease of a government property with low rental payment, was also disadvantageous to the government, Roque added.

“Sinabi po ni Presidente na pina-review niya po iyong kontratang iyan kay Secretary Menardo Guevarra ng DoJ at sa tingin po ng Presidente, ang tawag po niya sa kontratang iyan ay flawed,” Roque said in a radio interview.

“Dahil flawed, dapat hindi matuloy iyang kontratang iyan,” Roque said.

“Naniniwala siya na talagang grossly disadvantageous to government po itong kontratang ito at hindi talagang pupuwedeng hindi ma-sanction legally, dahil nga sa kawalan ng bidding,” he said.

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