SOLON SAYS ALLOWING CHINESE-BACKED TELCO TO BUILD CELL SITES IN MILITARY CAMPS IS DANGEROUS
Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez said he was “disappointed” over the government’s decision and its explanation that the agreement between the Armed Forces and DITO Telecommunity covers only military camps which already host Globe and Smart cell sites.
“Delikado ‘yan dahil alam naman natin may conflict tayo with China. It’s very clear in the West Philippine Sea nanalo na tayo sa international tribunal and yet they are not acknowledging itong ating panalo ,” he said.
“Will we allow this Chinese-backed telecom to enter our camps and then observe, take pictures of our camps and then be able to get info of what our camps are?” He added.
Rodriguez said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured him that the government would screen Chinese firms that have projects in the country.