SEAG info system "to proceed as scheduled" despite filed TRO from Atos

SEAG info system "to proceed as scheduled" despite filed TRO from Atos

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANDALUYONG--PHISGOC reiterated that it will push through with its SEA Games Information Management System even if an IT firm filed a TRO.

In a report by Beatrice Go of Rappler on Wednesday, Atos filed the TRO on Oct. 14 owing to a questionable bidding made last August when the said company already got the rights as early as January.

As per a statement on Thursday, PHISGOC spokesperson and legal director Jarie Osias confirmed that the said matter is now pending in the court.

However, he also said, "There is No TRO or Injunction by the Court to date, which means there is no legal obstacle for the SEA Games Information Management System to proceed as scheduled."

He then added, "Given that the reputation of the Philippines is at stake in hosting the 30th SEA Games and that the government though the DBM Procurement Service strictly followed the procurement rules, we are prepared to defend this monumental event against those who believe they are above the law or exempt from legal requirements."

The ongoing legal matter on the info system came with only one month left before the scheduled start of the games.

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