NPM No. 117-2017

Requesting Entity: Municipality of Jose Panganiban, Province of Camarines Norte

Issues Concern: Lease of Government Owned Land for Private Use



Whether the Procuring Entity can negotiate the Lease of Local Government Unit (LGU)-owned land for private use

[T]ransactions where a government agency leases out its real property for private use, such as in the case of the Municipality of Jose Panganiban intending to lease out the 175-hectare of land owned by the latter to a private entity for economic development for the creation of jobs, employment, livelihood and business opportunities, are not covered by Republic Act No. 9184 and its 2016 revised Implementing Rules and Regulations but instead governed by the provisions of Executive Order 301, series of 1987, and allied issuances by concerned government agencies; or in the case of LGUs by Republic Act No. 7160, the Local Government Code of 1991.