The development came two days after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) chose Mislatel, a consortium of Davao-based tycoon Dennis Uy and China Telecom, as the third provisional telco player. READ: China Telecom, Dennis Uy venture emerges as ‘provisional’ third telco Former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson, who is behind the consortium, questioned Mislatel’s eligibility and said it violated regulations when it used a franchise that already had an “exclusive” binding agreement with Tier1. The NTC selection committee on Wednesday disqualified Sear Telecom for its failure to pay a P700-million security fee. Third telco search: Singson-backed venture, PT&T disqualified Singson told reporters at the NTC New Major Player (NMP) Secretariat that the consortium has the fee ready for submission. Another disqualified firm PT&T also filed a motion for reconsideration at the NTC on Friday. Disqualified third telco bidder PT&T files motion for reconsideration Mislatel’s selection had drawn questions over Uy’s reported closeness to President Rodrigo Duterte, as the businessman and his wife had donated P31 million to his 2016 presidential campaign. But Malacañang downplayed this and said personal ties do not matter with the President.