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During Mayor Duterte's speech in Tacloban City, the 70-year-old mayor advised the telco firms to spend their money to make sure he loses in the polls because if he win the elections in May, he would not tolerate the bad services of the country's telecom giants.
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The Philippine telecommunications company is dominated by the two biggest players, PLDT who also owns Smart Communications and Globe Telecom.
According to Mayor Duterte's speech in front of the thousands of crowds in Tacloban City, the ground zero of typhoon Yolanda where the mayor was considered as a hero, the mayor noted that he would open up the telecom market to other firms to boost competition if the existing telecommunications companies fail to improve their connectivity services.
The Philippines is considered as one of the slowest country in Asia in terms of internet connectivity services according to a study conducted by a prominent research company.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Will Open Telco Market to Foreigners Once Elected President Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 3/16/2016 Rating: