MANILA - A construction firm that was tagged in the submission of falsified bidding documents for the development of M’Lang Airport in Cotabato denied that it was involved in the "fraudulent and illegal" deed.
The Department of Transportation last week said 2 bidders from Kwan Sing Construction and Granby Trading and Construction were arrested after they presented bidding documents that bore fake vehicle registration numbers.
In a letter to Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade dated September 24, 2018, Kwan Sing Construction Corporation said it never bid for the P35.83-million airport project.
A certain Alexander Ullani, the person who represented the company and submitted the fake documents "is not connected in any capacity whatsoever with Kwan Sing Construction Corporation," the firm's President Eduardo Estigoy said in the letter.
"Any act he may have made supposedly on behalf of our company was fraudulent, illegal and a total misrepresentation," he said.
The construction company offered to help the DOTr in prosecuting the fraudsters but appealed to the agency to "clear" the reputation of Kwan Sing Construction.
"We are concerned that the above-mentioned incident will adversely reflect on Kwan Sing Construction Corporation even if it did not have anything to do with the shenanigans," Estigoy said.
Kwan Sing Construction participates in dredging, port, and harbor projects offered by the government through the Philippine Ports Authority.