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DoJ to review Nayong Pilipino lease agreement




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.