MANILA, Philippines – All motions for reconsiderations filed by Chavit Singson’s Sear and PT&T were denied by the National Telecommunications Commission for the 3rd slot as telco provider.
PT&T’s appeal was denied for submitting incomplete documents and according to the NTC that certifications are only issued to a company that has been operating for at least 10 years on a national level.
While PT&T said that is has been operating for more than 50 years, however NTC said that it was not doing business on a national scale but in select regions only.
Meanwhile, in the motion of the Chavit- led consortium Sear argued that Mindanao Islamic Telephone violated the rules of the NTC and the selection committee when it partnered with Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corporation, and China Telecom to form Mislatel Consortium.
It stated that Mislatel has an exclusive contract with DigiPhil, a subsidiary of TierOne Communications, which is part of the Sear consortium. And that the decision “unmasks the insensitivity and total lack of appreciation of the level of diligence required in meticulously choosing a new [major telco player].”
Mislatel argued that the contract they had with DigiPhil was for “small projects” only and not for the purpose of the 3rd telco player slot.