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Duterte invites India to invest in PH telco industry

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President Rodrigo Duterte invited India to invest in the country’s telco sector as part of the current administration’s vision to deliver better internet connectivity for Filipinos.

Duterte said he invited India during his visit at New Delhi in January.

“India is also interested to enter into the telecom industry and we are considering,” Duterte said.

“I invited them during my talks with the businessmen of India during my official visit,” he added.

The President said that frequencies for a third telco player are already made available by the government.

“I have opened up the third frequency for telecommunication, telecoms. If you are the representative there, you can always go to them and discuss business,” he said.

Subsequently, Duterte said Indian nationals must shun any corruption attempt by Philippine government officials.

They are also urged to report corruption cases against public officials so his office can make appropriate action.

“If you are asked to shell out money or there is a transaction which involves corruption for a favor or for a permit then let me know,” Duterte said.

“Unless you are ready to give it then just shut up because it’s yours. But you are not supposed to spend for anything unless it’s part of the official fees and the collections of government, regulatory fees most of it,” he said.

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