According to the Ombudsman, the selection of AFPI
as the partner nongovernment organization for Suplico's livelihood projects did not comply with procurement rules.
In its findings, the Ombudsman revealed that AFPI
has not secured a business permit since 2004, when it started transacting business with lawmakers who have PDAF allocation.
) to provide multi-purpose smart cards in the Philippines to allow end-users to have one single card to commute and pay in Manila, the company said.
OT Asia financial services institutions managing director, Mark Garvie, said, 'We are privileged to be the certified partner of AFPI
and to support them in offering a multi-purpose card to Filipinos that will enable to have one single card to transit and pay for goods.
As the calibration remains in the process, AFPI
advised commuters not to insert the new coins into the TVMs to avoid any inconvenience.
Train passengers will no longer need to fall in line twice to buy a new ticket when they transfer lines," Peter Maher, AFPI
President and CEO, said in a statement.
We are pleased to say that we are now ready to activate the new ticketing system on Sunday, September 20th," says Peter Maher, CEO of AFPI
) to implement his livelihood projects without public bidding
) has been selling pre-loaded Beep Cards until today, Friday, at Roosevelt, Doroteo Jose, Central, EDSA, Gil Puyat, Monumento and Baclaran stations.
As for the alleged lack of competitive bidding in the selection of AFPI
, Ipong said he could not be held liable for violating rules that were not yet in effect at the time.