Third telco search faces second legal question with PT&T plea


Posted at Nov 06 2018 12:28 PM | Updated as of Nov 06 2018 01:29 PM

MANILA -- Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp (PT&T) said Tuesday it questioned before a Makati City court the government's rules for the selection of a third telco.

It was the second legal question on the process after NOW Corp, which said the selection had turned into a money-making scheme. Both PT&T and NOW bought documents to participate in the bidding.

PT&T said its petition for declaratory relief involved the "proper application and interpretation" of what the National Telecommunications Commission meant when it said bid participants must have operated on a "national scale" for at least 10 years.

At least 10 companies have bought bid documents, including China Telecom, a consortium that includes ex-Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis "Chavit" Singson, and Davao tycoon Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp.