The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), through its Real & Other Properties Acquired (ROPA) Disposal Committee, is set to sell on an “as-is, where-is” basis 169 assets acquired by the Corporation and owned by closed banks with an aggregate minimum disposal value of PHP76.46 million through a sealed bidding on August 25, 2016.
Interested buyers may submit their bids to the ROPA Disposal Committee Secretariat at the 9th Floor, Training Room, SSS Building, 6782 Ayala Avenue, cor. V.A. Rufino St., Makati City from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bids will be opened starting 2:00 p.m.
Up for bidding are 157 real properties located in Batangas, Benguet, Cagayan, Guimaras, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Isabela, Laguna, La Union, Leyte, Maguindanao, Metro Manila, Negros Oriental, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Quirino, Southern Leyte and Tarlac. Three (3) generator sets and nine (9) motor vehicles will also be bidded out.
Bidders are advised to bring proper identification document (ID) with photo and to register at least one hour prior to the deadline for submission of bids. Bid documents such as Bid Forms, Conditions of Bid, and required format of the Special Power of Attorney and Secretary’s Certificate may be downloaded free of charge from the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph.
Prospective buyers are also advised to physically inspect the properties they are interested in, examine and verify the titles and other evidence of ownership, and determine any unpaid taxes, fees, charges and/or expenses before submitting their bids.
Each bid should be accompanied by a bond/deposit equivalent to at least 10% of the submitted bid, in cash or Manager’s or Cashier’s Check, or a combination thereof. The Manager’s or Cashier’s Check should be issued by a universal or reputable commercial bank and payable to PDIC. The winning bidder should pay the balance of the bid no later than September 5, 2016.
PDIC also clarifies that the Value Added Tax (VAT) corresponding to the bid price of properties owned by PDIC shall be shouldered by and collected from the winning bidder in addition to the bid price.
The expeditious conversion and resolution of assets are among the objectives outlined in PDIC’s strategic directions. PDIC, as liquidator of closed banks, conducts various asset disposal initiatives such as biddings, auctions and negotiated sale. Proceeds from the sale of closed banks’ properties are used to increase the chances of recovery of uninsured depositors and creditors of their trapped funds. Gains from the sale of corporate assets are added to the Deposit Insurance Fund, PDIC’s main fund source for payment of valid deposit insurance claims.
Interested parties may get in touch with the ROPA Disposal Committee Secretariat at telephone number (02) 841-4000 local 4747 or 4748 for more information on the real properties and the public bidding.