Saturday, September 29, 2007

The President's role in the ZTE scam

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had authorized negotiations to award the national broadband network (NBN) project to China’s ZTE Corporation months before the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) started its evaluation of the project, reports GMANews.TV.

Arroyo okayed talks with ZTE on NBN before NEDA review
Source: GMANews.TV
September 28

Through "special authority" documents she gave two Cabinet secretaries, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo authorized negotiations for the award of the national broadband network (NBN) project to China’s ZTE Corporation, months before the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) started its evaluation of the NBN project, according to official records submitted to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

And four days before formal talks with ZTE could start, Mrs Arroyo brought the ZTE chairman to Cotabato City, as her special guest, at the joint Cabinet-regional Development Council meeting there on July 8, 2006.

She told local folk at the meeting that ZTE was investing US$1 billion in telecommunications and other projects in the Philippines.

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5 comments:

kingdaddyrich said...

salamat po sa pagbisita sa blog ko, sana magbalik balik ka.. ;) care for an exchange of links..?

isa ka po bang manunulat?

about that zte scam, pinanuod ko yung isang senate session nila with abalos, de venecia iii, neri, and other key people on the deal.. they are all under oath and claiming that they are telling the truth but then, they have conflicting statements.. nkakaatawa noh???

pinagaawayan lang ninyo ang kickback nio!!
-miriam santiago

who's lying? who's telling the truth... we'll see..

;)

bryant said...

Hi. Added you in my links. With you in my links, for sure, dadaan ako lagi. :)

At opo, isa akong manunulat -- o isang nagpupumilit sumulat.

luthien said...

ewan ko lang ha. pwedeng nagsasabi ng totoo si neri kaso nga lang may gag order sa kanya malacanang. dun sa mga past coverage ke neri masasabi ko na tumitira yan ng mga tao talaga without batting an eyelash like yung "regulatory capture" ek-ek nya na tinira nya si razon at oligarchs (kaya nagpanting ang tenga ni mar roxas sa isang joint committee hearing on econ at nag-away yung dalawa, hahaha tinamaan!)

i asked one colleague before the hearings on ZTE and asked if neri would tell the truth. she said, "malamang...di nagsisinungaling yan eh. prangka."

yun nga lang dapat magsalita sya about GMA.

question is, bakit siya pumirma as NEDA sa ZTE?! eh wala pang BSP approval yan ah! (ODA loans need BSP approval).

bianca bernales said...

hi evryone! especially to my classmates in MPSC (4-SAMPAGUITA)

dapat hindi tayo makipag deal sa ZTE dahil di nman ito importante sa bansa natin at wala tayong sapat na pera upang mabayaran ito.

that's all THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Pwede po ba magtanong? Paano po ba irelate yung ZTE SCAM sa accounting?

Please,, i need some informations for my reports..

 
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