PDIC to bid out agri lots in Mindanao on November 26


THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC), the statutory liquidator of closed banks, announced last Tuesday it is set to dispose a total of 31 agricultural lots located in Mindanao through an electronic public bidding (e-bidding) on November 26.

To be sold individually and on an “as-is, where-is” basis are 27 vacant agricultural lots and four agricultural lots with improvements located in Maguindanao, North Cotabato, South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat, which range from 1,200 to 220,965 square meters. Minimum disposal price ranges from P100,000 to P5.1 million, the PDIC said in a statement. Combined, these properties are being sold for a minimum disposal price of P60.9 million.

The PDIC announced that it will accept bids for these closed bank-owned properties via its e-bidding portal. Interested buyers may send their bids online starting at 9:00 a.m. on November 25, 2021 to 1:00 p.m. on November 26, 2021. Bids will be opened on November 26, at 2:00 p.m., the PDIC said.

To complete the required one-time registration, interested parties can go to the PDIC “Assets for Sale” website. Registered bidders with submitted bids can observe the scheduled e-bidding proceedings through the said portal or by clicking the Assets for Sale icon on the homepage of PDIC’s website (www.pdic.gov.ph).

The PDIC is reminding bidders “of their responsibility to determine the actual condition, status, ownership and other circumstances of the properties they wish to acquire.

The PDIC said this includes the possible coverage of these assets in the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and the issuance of “Emancipation Patents” or “Certificates of Land Ownership Award.” Additional information on these may be inquired from pertinent registries, government agencies and other entities such as the Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform where the properties are located. As part of the bid requirements, bidders must submit a Certification from the PARO that the property for which he is submitting a bid is not covered by the CARP and that no “Emancipation Patent or Certificate of Land Ownership Award” has been issued for said property. The complete list and description of the properties, requirements, e-bidding process and Conditions of Bid are posted on the e-bidding portal.

The standard format for the Affidavit of Aggregate Landholdings stating that the bidder’s aggregate landholding, including the property/ies to be acquired during the bidding, does not exceed the 5-hectare limit set by law may be downloaded from the e-bidding portal.

For participants who are submitting bids on behalf of another individual or an organization, respectively, the standard format of the Special Power of Attorney and Secretary’s Certificate are also available from e-bidding portal.

As liquidator, the PDIC disposes of various closed bank assets through public biddings and negotiated sale. Proceeds from the liquidation of closed banks’ properties are added to the pool of liquid assets of these banks for distribution to uninsured depositors and other creditors subject to the rules on concurrence and preference of credits.

The disposal of these assets increases the chances of recovery of uninsured depositors and creditors of their trapped funds in the closed banks.

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