Officials of the Autre Porte Techinque Global Inc. (APT Global), the maintenance provider of the MRT 3, have a lot of explaining to do before the Senate Committee on Public Services on its next scheduled hearing.
Based on the documents obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), some of the company’s incorporators have questionable statuses or addresses.
At least three of its incorporators, who registered their addresses in Paranaque, Quezon City, and Manila, can nowhere be found and their supposed neighbors haven’t heard or seen them at all.
In its 2013 renewal of registration at the SEC, the APT Global listed almost all of its incorporators as its members of the board as well.
One example that is listed as a board director is Fernanda Gantala. However, when TV5 checked in her given address yesterday, they told the TV crew that she works as a secretary in the principal’s office of a public school nearby, and is not connected at all with APT Global.
Another puzzling information listed by APT Global on its SEC registration is Grace Barreto, who is said to have the biggest stocks in the said company with investments of P3.2 million.
However, a check with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) main office shows that Grace Barreto does not have a record with them. It seems that she has never filed any income tax return at all.
In an interview with officials of APT Global in their office in Makati Wednesday, they admitted that the names of the incorporators and its board of directors submitted before the SEC where not really officials or founders of the company but mostly relatives of their employees.
APT Global Business Development Officer Jose Lakindanum admitted they did it in good faith because they wanted the company registered right away in 2003 to be able to hire the engineers and technicians that were going to be left behind by the Belgian company that maintained the MRT 3 back then.
I am not really sure if the owners APT Global are aware that they are guilty of falsification of public documents and perjury for giving false or wrong information to the SEC.
Clearly these APT owners are foolish, thinking they can get away with falsifying or giving wrong information to the authorities.
The Senate Committee on Public Services should grill this board of directors of APT Global…Obviously they are hiding something!!!
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Senate blue ribbon should summon “Gina Dilay”
The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee should start looking into reports that a certain Gina Dilay corners almost all juicy projects of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).
Nothing wrong actually if Mrs. Dilay gets all the projects of the agency so long as she wins it fair and square during the bidding.
Unfortunately, Dilay is said to be the wife of DOTC’s Philippine National Railways Gen. Mgr. Joseph Allan Dilay, according to the employees of the department.
In this case, isn’t Gina Dilay violating the anti-graft law and her husband guilty of violating the civil service code?