Dennis Uy hoping to reach an amicable settlement with PLDT

DITO Telecommunity Corp. of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy is leaving the door open to a negotiated settlement of its dispute with PLDT involving alleged unpaid services worth around P430 million.

“We are going through a legal process, but I want to say that we’re always open to finding an amicable settlement,” DITO chief administrative officer Adel Tamano told reporters.

“Interconnection is important to us, kahit paikot-ikutin natin, sabihin natin may commercial issue , the bottom line is sabi ng batas kailangan mag-interconnect ang telcos. It’s mandated by law,” he said.

PLDT earlier served DITO a notice of material breach and demand for payment as a result of the Uy-led firm’s alleged refusal to pay P429.73 million for contracted services involving the building and provisioning of transmission facilities used for the delivery of telecommunication services to DITO subscribers.

The telco giant also warned of terminating its interconnection agreement with DITO if the latter refuses to settle the amount it owes PLDT.

Aside from PLDT, DITO also owes P622 million to Globe for violation of interconnection rules due to fraudulent calls placed through DITO’s network to Globe, bypassing proper voice traffic channels.

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