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Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the letter also confirms how Hyundai Heavy Industries employed the 'bait and switch' stratey to win the bid. It offered known and top caliber systems – including Tacticos – but later switched to cheaper systems.
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Philippine Navy chief Robert Empedrad tells the Commission on Appointments that the selection of Hanwha is a 'done deal'
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New Philippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad says it was a collegial decision of the Technical Working Group to give the shipbuilder 'sole right' to choose makers of the subsystems of the frigates
Ousted Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Mercado said it was the joint venture company Hanwha Thales that was subjected to post-qualification assessment before the contract was awarded to Hyundai Heavy Industries
(UPDATED) Senators fail to probe deeper into why the defense department and the Navy did not come to a compromise
If the innocence of Bong Go depended on a vote among the warm bodies inside the Senate compound, he would have won hands down. But the probe failed to pursue questions that would have given more light on the frigates issue.
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It would cost an additional $14 million to install the Combat Management System of Tacticos Thales in the two warships the Philippines is acquiring
'I'm still preferring Tacticos. However, the contract says it is the supplier (HHI) that will have sole decision on what system to put in our frigate,' says Philippine Navy Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it was the Aquino administration that selected Hyundai Heavy Industries to build two warships for the Philippine Navy