According to the Associated Press, the whole thing was kicked off when the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) filed a civil suit against IBM last week. GSIS was demanding over 100 million pesos in damages and legal fees in relation to alleged faulty software.
IBM says it had nothing to do with the dodgy software at all, and claims GSIS acquired it from a local company. Big Blue went on to release a statement clarifying that it was not involved in the design, supply, installation or maintenance of the GSIS systems.
The AP this week reports that IBM Philippines has filed suit against GSIS following an advertising campaign in which the agency claimed IBM had sold it faulty software. IBM Philippines says the GSIS ads in local newspapers "were not only false and misleading, but were motivated by ill will and malice," and is demanding a little over $4.3 million in damages.
Check out the full story here.
Philippines counter sued for $4.3 million (US?)
I wonder what the exchange rate is (Peso vs. US$)...or I would if I hadn't seen it in the other article: "The computer firm is demanding 205 million pesos (4.33 million US dollars) in damages and legal expenses."
You sue us we double dog sue you in return...Muhahhahahahah
Was it that hard?
now questonix is saying that the cause of the crashes was due to not using the best database practices
Shouldnt the software manufacturer be liable if it's software was not working as intended?
Hey IronRyan, up yours buddy. They have more computer parts readily available in the Philippines than you can find any crappy computer store here in the States. I built 4 computers while I was there, without the hassle of ordering from some damn website and waiting for my parts to arrive. So don't be a smart ass when you obviously don't now anything about another country.
Apparently, the Philippines would lose this one.
Yes we do have PCs here in Manila, and most of them can be better than yours.
@IronRyan21: If there weren't computers in the Philippines, how'd all the 3gp scandals get uploaded?
Now gets countersued by almost 20 fold!
IBM is taking it way out of proportion.
Your software seems defunct... so just take care of the issue.
I think I want to take a acationin the Philippines now.