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Ralph Recto expresses confidence in PH internet with Gringo Honasan as DICT chief

Nov 17, 2018 @ 16:19

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto expressed confidence that Senator and newly appointed Information and Communications Secretary Gringo Honasan will be able to “give the Filipino access to quality, affordable, reliable ICT service.”

The Batangas politiko said “broadband is now the third utility, after water and power.”

“It needs to be improved because every 10 percentage points increase in broadband penetration is said to boost the GDP by 1 percent,” Recto explained.

He also said the country’s problems have ICT solutions.

“The immediate challenge before him is to assure the public, the Senate included, that the third telco will not compromise national security and will be able to meet its rollout schedule and service deliverables on time,” Recto said.

“Another area of concern is our nation’s defense against cyber attacks because an enemy with a missile is as dangerous as one with malware,” he added.

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