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Duterte pushes for teleconference

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President Duterte wants the Philippines to be more active in the global trend of teleconferencing.

Saying he doesn’t want the national government to contribute to the worsening traffic situation, the President will conduct more meetings through teleconference, or the use of digital means to meet with people from different areas without leaving the comforts of the office or home.

According to Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Eliseo Rio, guidelines for the implementation of virtual conferences in all government agencies have long been set up but the procurement process hit a snag.

The DICT hopes to fully act on the President’s directive to make teleconferencing a regular feature of government agencies by the end of the year.

Mislatel, the telecommunications company owned by Dennis Uy, will finalize its standing as the third telco player in the country when it posts a performance bond of P25.5 billion on 8 July, a move that is expected to improve internet and mobile services.

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