Considering the legal battles on the Capitol-Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) land deal, the provincial government of Negros Occidental will pursue the lease contract with ALI, for the 7.7-hectare prime lot property of the province, that has been awarded to Ayala.
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Atty. Mary Ann Lamis of the Provincial Legal Office said, "We are working on the level that lease contract be implemented. We are doing our best to pursue the lease only instead of sale contract."
Presently, there is a pending case between Capitol and SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SMPHI) after the latter has filed a petition in court, insisting that it won in the bidding. After it was dismissed, Capitol and Ayala fired back at SMPHI by filing a P50 million damage suit for alleged delay of project implementation resulted by series of court cases filed by SMPHI against capitol.
50, Cebu, 11-13803. We suspended the implementation of the sale, instead we will pursue on the lease because it does not need transfer of certificate of ownership. The swapping of properties between the lots of the province and Gonzaga family has been pending, so part of the supposed lot for sale with Ayala is affected.