MANILA, Philippines — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte to also review the contract of the University of the Philippines-Diliman with the Ayala Land Incorporated for the conversion of a UP lot into UP-Ayala Land Technohub.
Panelo said that a study has come to his attention showing the very low lease amount that the Ayala group is paying to UP.
A number of business outsourcing firms, retail areas, campus apartments, and business hotels has occupied the Technohub that is now a popular hangout place in Quezon City.
The Palace official said he will recommend to the president a closer review of the lease contract to check the veracity of the report that the Ayala Land group is only paying UP just a little higher than Php20.00 per square meter for 25 years.
“Only 10.4 billion will be taken by the government at the end of 25 years […] mukhang kawawa na naman ang gobyerno dito,” said Panelo.
He added that should the claim in the report be true, it will cause so much loss for the government.
“Definitely lugi ang gobyerno dito,” he said.
The Ayala group, on the other hand, has denied the allegation of the very low rental fee.
It, however, welcomes whatever review that will be conducted on its lease contract with UP.
Aside from the Technohub, the President has also slammed Manila Water, the water concessionaire company under the Ayala Corporation due to its alleged onerous contract with the government. — (from the report of Rosalie Coz) /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines – Maynilad Water Services Inc. announced water service interruptions in several areas in Metro Manila to give way for repair works following leaks on its pipeline along C3 corner Dagat-Dagatan, Caloocan City.
Low pressure to no water will be experienced from 4:00 PM of January 13 (Monday) to 5:00 AM of January 14 (Tuesday) in the following areas:
– Barangay 12, 14, 20, 28, 31, 35
– Barangay Longos
– Barangay 31
– Barangay Bangkulasi
– Barangay North Bay Boulevard
– Barangay San Rafael
– Barangay 124 hanggang 127
– Barangay 129 hanggay 146
– Barangay 177
Maynilad urges its clients to report to its Hotline 1626 any sightings of pipe leaks.
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to put in jail owners of water concessionaires for alleged “issue of corruption.”
Business tycoons Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala owns Manila Water Co. as its subsidiary while Manuel Pangilinan owns majority of Maynilad Water Services Inc.
Duterte said he will have the two moguls arrested for “non-bailable” offenses of syndicated estafa or plunder following the two concessionaires’ alleged ‘onerous contracts’ with the government’s Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).
“Si Ayala pati si Pangilinan, kapag nagkamali iyang mga gagong iyan, ipakukulong ko talaga sila,” Duterte said.
“Kita mo kahit anong insulto ko, hindi sumasagot. Sigurado swak sila sa syndicated estafa,” he added.
President Duterte during the height of the controversy earlier warned to file charges of economic sabotage against the two concessionaires for the alleged onerous concession deals. – MNP (with inputs from Rosalie Coz)
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