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Duterte Threatens Local Telcos: Improve Service Or Face Competition From China

 

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President Rodrigo Duterte is making good on his promise while he was campaigning for the highest position in the land, threatening the two incumbent telcos with competition from China if they do not fix their internet services.

“If you do not do it right, you wait, I’m going to China,” he said, during the National Banana Congress in Davao City on Friday.

“I’ll open up everything for competition. Buksan ko na lang lahat (I will open up everything),” he added.

The Philippines has been consistently at the back of the pack in terms of Internet speeds and quality of service for many years running, according to independent research firms.

The government is already looking for ways to solve the Philippines’ Internet woes. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar detailed some of the steps that they would be taking to alleviate the issue, suggested by Rudy Salalima, the head of the newly created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

“Iyong solusyon na inilatag ni Secretary Rudy Salalima ay either magtayo iyong gobyerno ng sarili niyang telco; number two, ay punan ng gobyerno iyong mga lugar na mahina or walang presence ng mga cell sites or fiber optics. At pangatlo, ay kumuha talaga ng—magpa-bid out para sa third player at papasukin talaga para mas lalong maging vibrant iyong kompetisyon,” Andanar said during an interview with radio dzBB.

San Miguel Corporation earlier tried to establish a third telco with the help of Australia firm Telstra. Unfortunately talks with Telstra did not bear fruit, and in the end San Miguel was forced to abandon both their substantial telco assets as well as their hold on the highly lucrative 700MHz spectrum.

Read: Duterte Wants Faster Internet In PH, Will Open Market To Foreign Players If Needed
R
ead: Globe, PLDT Support Duterte’s Call For Faster Internet

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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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23 Comments

  1. Tama lang yan, ang di kayang gawin ni Pnoy, kaya ni Digong! afterall it will benefit us all in the end. Mas mainam na marami ang telco player.

  2. Reklamo kayo ng reklamo sa bagal ng internet eh di nyo naman sinuportahan ang Sun dati. Me strong third player na sana kaso always lugi. It’s a given that the well to do are loyal to globe. At ang mga tangang jologs na kilala ko eh wala nang bukambibig kundi Smart.

    1. Sun was always the ghost 3rd telco from the very start. Di ka ba nagtataka bakit hindi nageextend ang sun ng services? May promos pero yung quality ay ganun pa din.

      1. If I’m not mistaken April 2003 nag-open ang Sun. By March 2005 napilitan sila mag introduce ng unli Promo kasi mahina pa rin. Sila pinakauna nyan. Before that piso talaga isang text. By 2010 ibenenta na lang nila sa PLDT kasi never silang nagkaroon ng profit.

        BTW, kung ibang bansa pa to malamang nag boycott na mga tao sa San Miguel na walang isang salita.

    2. Tama! Reklamo ng reklamo wala naman pambayad. Kung 50 pesos bayad mo, wag ka na mag expect. You get what you pay for ika nga.

  3. OK. So what happened to his promise that he will resign and have himself shot if he does not solve crimes in 3 months? What happened to his promise to defend the sovereignty of the country against Chinese intrusions on a jet ski?

    1. actually he said 6 months, but he recently revised his statement and asked for another 6 months. i’d rather see those drug pushers, drug pushers and drug addicts killed than them murdering, robbing and raping innocent people, particularly children.

      1. 3 decades of rule in Davao, pero #1 sa murder and #2 sa rape. Wag na umasa sa 6 months. Just expect more murders that will also include innocent lives.

    2. really? hanggang ngayon meron pa ring uto uto kagaya mo? bat si pnoy di nagpasagasa sa tren, si leni di namn nag resign nung naging pres si du30. so shutup ka nalang/.

      1. Dutertard spotted. Kaya nga di na ako naniniwala sa pangako niya. Kasi ayoko maging utouto gaya mo. Asan na yung improved traffic within 100 days?

        1. the hell. as in hanggang ngayon umaasa ka pa din sa mga pangako ng mga kumandidato. at tlgag gnililista mo pa din lahat ng pangako nila huh. lahat ng pangako na yan ay political strategy. basta ko makaboto wla na ko paki sa mga yan. feeling naman neto maka duterte ako, ikaw nalang.

      2. Oh, the irony. Ikaw nauto ka din ng malicious satire site(adobochronicles). VP Leni never said she’d resign if Duterte wins. Gawa-gawa lang yun ng mga walang mabato sa kanya. Lol

  4. NO NO telco from CHINA, please be open to others instead of CHINA, china is known for national censorship in their own turf, thus what more here, this will serve them double purpose for spying and gathering data..

    don’t be fooled by the cheap price, look deeper why they price it that way..

  5. Bat China lang lagi. Ipinapalabas ng Presidente na to na ang solusyon sa lahat ng problema ng Pilipinas ay China. Ellow sila ang nagbabaha ng droga sa bansa, sila ang nag ooccupy ng teritoryo natin. Gising!

    Kung gustong iopen, iopen sa lahat wag lang sa China. At kung gusto talaga ng gobyerno na bumaba ang presyoat bumilis ang koneksyon mag ambag sila sa pagpapagawa ng infrastructures. Kung wala manahimik na lang kasi pera nila yon ganon lang ka simple.

    1. wow kala mo naman mura lang ang infra ng internet? kelangan pa magpa kabit ng cable lines sa dagat para lang magkaron ng sariling infra na PLDT lang ang meron, even globe nakikishare lang sa kanila. kaya nga mga 3rd party lang ang inaalok para di magastos ang pinas ng malaki. ska di china ang nag papadala kundi ang chinese druglords ang mga nagbebenta ng droga.

      1. Kaya nga mahal din ang singil ng mga Telcos kasi sila gumagawa ng mga infrastructures. Hindi na uso charity ngayon isa pa hindi iisa ang nagmamay ari ng mga Telcos, korporasyon yan.

        At saka China nagpapadala ng droga alam mo yan kung hindi ka bulag sa pagsamba sa Lord God nyo. Nakakalusot ang mga drugs mula sa airport ng Tsina pero nahuhuli nila ang papasok? Sentido kumon lang Lol!

  6. PLDT, Smart, Globe, Digitel and others had better listen – Pareng Digong is not kidding.
    Many Chinese telcos are just eager to come in. And they are all very efficient, way advanced in technology and very cheap in terms of charges to customers.
    There is China Telecom, the largest fixed-line telecom operator; there’s Huawei, China Mobile, and China Unicom… EACH OF THEM much bigger than their Philippine counterparts combined!

  7. puro china. maxadp niya binibida ang vhina. sila na nga nananakop eh. parang pinamimigay na niya ang pinas sa china eh.

  8. As long as they follow our laws, ethics, rules and regulations its fine with me. Wag lang sila magaya sa mga present telcos kung ayaw nila ma-PU______NA at ma-HI__OT ni president. hehehe….

    I’m not a Duterte fan. I’m loyal to my country Philippines….

  9. This would improve the country. Having the telcos fear competition, would move mountains. Right now, they fear nothing and laugh at their customers, because they know, there is no way to avoid their so called services.

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