TIM head denies ties to First Gentleman

Antuñez: I didn’t ask for P500M.

MANILA, Philippines—Jose Mari Antuñez, the head of local IT provider Total Information Management Corp. (TIM), denied on Wednesday he had demanded P500 million for next year’s election computerization program, or that he was close to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s husband, Jose Miguel Arroyo.

“The first and only time that I met the First Gentleman in person or ever spoke to him was in 1994 during the blessing of TIM’s business recovery service center,” Antuñez said in a brief interview.

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