‘Direct admin’ demolition for properties of Capitol-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
THE demolition of three Capitol buildings on the properties leased by Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) will be done by the administration, Negros Occidental government administrator Enrique Pinongan said.
There will be no more bidding to be conducted for the demolition of the buildings previously occupied by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), National Telecommunications Commission and the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), he said.
Pinongan said the demolition will be done by “direct administration” or by manpower from the General Services Office and the Provincial Engineers Office.
"Materials recovered from the demolition will be issued a waste material report and an inventory and inspection report as it already has gone through the Commission on Audit," he said.
The PEMO and OPA buildings have been declared earlier as a fire hazard and fit for demolition, he further said.
Pinongan said they may also auction off the demolished materials such as wood, and roofing and steel bars.
Proceeds from the earlier demolition of the old Provincial Jail Building generated about P800,000 for the General Fund of the province, he also said.
However, there is still no schedule yet when the demolition will start, said Pinongan, but that, “it will be within September.”
Earlier, assistant provincial legal officer Mary Ann Manayon-Lamis said the Capitol had entered into two contracts –- lease and sale –- with ALI.
She said there’s no Temporary Restraining Order or injunction on the lease contract that could impede its implementation, adding that Ayala can go ahead with the contract if they think there’s no problem with it.
According to the contract, the Provincial Government had leased out 4.0481 hectares at P73 per square meter with P35,461,351 rental payment every year.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 03, 2013.