Army Capt. Joe Patrick A. Martinez, Spokesperson of 4th Infantry Division has released a statement clarifying that the four army vehicles found near Paseo del Rio were already disposed through public bidding and are not anymore government property. Read the full press release below initially posted as a comment in our post.
CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City — The four unserviceable vehicles that are placed at an open lot in Tomas Saco, Cagayan de Oro City are no longer owned by the government.
Said vehicles are among the 28 unserviceable vehicles and assorted office equipment that were already awarded to the winning bidder from Cagayan de Oro City.
It can be recalled that these were recommended by the 10th Field Service Support Unit (10FSSU) of Army Support Command, Philippine Army based in Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City for disposal through public bidding. The request was then approved by the Commanding General Philippine Army.
On October 8-11, 2015, 10FSSU made a public announcement through local news publications to invite interested bidders. After a month, the 10FSSU disposal committee conducted the auction for the said items. This was participated by GAOTU Trading of Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City and PILLARS Auto Repair shop/junk shop of Tablon, CDOC.
GAOTU Trading won the bidding with bid tender of Php 351,680.00. This was paid by Mr. Alejo Salvani Jr., last January 11, 2016.
They were given 30 working days from January 5 to February 14, 2016 to haul all disposed items as specified on the signed contract.
“We assure the public that the four unserviceable vehicles that are temporarily placed at Tomas Saco, Cagayan de Oro City will be addressed accordingly. These are no longer government’s property and the winning bidder shall be responsible in removing those vehicles from the said area.” Said by Cpt Joe Patrick A Martinez, Spokesperson of 4th Infantry Division.