TWO BIDDERS for the P35.835-million contract to build perimeter and frangible fences at the M’Lang Airport in Cotabato were arrested on Wednesday after being caught forging documents in the opening of bids, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) said. In a statement on Thursday, the DoTr said Granby Trading and Construction, Inc. and Kwan Sing Construction Corp. were found to have falsified Land Transportation Office (LTO) documents, specifically the certificates of registration for vehicles. The two companies also authorized the same person to represent them in the bidding, but a different representative showed up for Granby Trading and Construction on the opening of bids “on behalf of a colleague.” “What these people did was an insult to the institution. Our government does not deserve to be treated this way,” Transportation Assistant Secretary for Procurement Giovanni Z. Lopez was quoted as saying. — Denise A. Valdez