At the 2016 Educ Summit, Senator Bam Aquino shared in a speech that the newly formed DICT (Department of Information and Communications Technology) is preparing the proposal for a National Broadband Plan. The DICT will present it to the Senate and hopefully get the funding and approval for implementation for it next year.
A National Broadband Plan will be a huge help to the country’s mobile infrastructure and can even pave the way for better and more efficient government services across multiple departments. If ever there’s a time to pass something like this, it’s today given the clampdown on corruption by the current administration and the high trust rating that the President enjoys. The previous National Broadband Plan was marred with corruption issues and was eventually scrapped by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
— Bam Aquino (@bamaquino) November 3, 2016
Senator Bam Aquino has been championing a lot of digital issues in the Senate lately ranging from e-sports to even addressing the problem of trolls and fake news. See below a video where this writer was actually invited in a Senate Hearing to talk about “online trolls and how to address them”.