News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the Senate probe on the frigate acquisition project

We look at tomorrow’s Senate investigation on the Philippine Navy acquisition project as a welcome opportunity for Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go to shed light on this matter.

Expect Secretary Go to tell all, and as instructed by the President, he would likely demand for an open and transparent Senate inquiry to show that he – and the Administration – has nothing to hide as he would squarely answer questions, in full view of the public.

We reiterate that the allegations against SAP Go are untrue and unfounded. It was the Aquino administration which chose Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as supplier of the two frigates, including the supply of the boat, the navigation, the communications, and the combat management systems (CMS). It was also during the previous administration that Hyundai was declared the responsive bidder and awarded the two frigates, including the CMS.

The whole truth would finally be known. Asahan na bukas ay lalabas at lalabas na ang pagkakasangkot kay SAP Go ay kuryente lamang, o pekeng balita na pilit na inuugnay sa Administrasyon.