so I called the desk and told them and they explained how the message light works – I told them that was what I was doing but would try again.
of course same results, so I called them back and they said they would have maintenance send a technician. A young man in a splendid uniform showed up shortly and came in and looked at the phone. He asked what the problem was and I told him so he explained how the message light works and I said great, would you get my message. He tried and of course no joy. sooo, he explained absolute bull shit in a very technical fashion and left.
I like the hotel, the staff is very pleasant, the air con works and there is continual hot water in the shower. It is the off season so the price is more than reasonable and they have a great buffet breakfast included. I will give them a good rating, and is worth a good laugh
BTW, it is the Best Western Oxford Suites in Makati and I really do recommend it highly