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Mayor Magalong picks SM to develop Baguio market

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Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has selected SM Prime Holdings’s proposal for the Summer Capital’s market development project.

The Baguio politiko earlier junked the Public-Private Partnership for People-Screening Committee’s (P4-SC) recommendation to award the original proponent status (OPS) to Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC).

Magalong said RLC’s proposal had deficiencies that merited outright rejection.

“While it is true that there is a sound legal basis — and it is within the authority of the city to undertake the project — and that RLC submitted the complete formal requirements, it is beyond dispute that the company’s proposal is incomplete as to substance, which should have been the primary basis of the evaluation by the (P4-SC),” he said.

‘This office finds the unsolicited proposal of SM Prime Holdings more complete and therefore, more beneficial to the city,” Magalong added.

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