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Palace ‘confident’ Honasan will implement ‘genuine reforms’ at DICT

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:15 PM November 09, 2018

Malacañang is confident Sen. Gregorio Honasan would implement genuine reforms at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) after he accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to head the agency.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace was “glad” Honasan accepted the offer to join the Cabinet.

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“With the entry of a provisional new major player in the telecommunications industry, we are confident that the senator would provide good direction and sound management to the DICT, consistent with the President’s priority programs beneficial to Filipino consumers in the areas of information, communications and technology,” Panelo said in a statement.

“For now, we congratulate Senator Honasan and wish him all the best as he undertakes genuine reforms in the DICT,” he added.

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Honasan’s appointment came as the DICT named the consortium, Mislatel, a joint venture of China Telecom and Davao tycoon Dennis Uy as the country’s third telco player.

In a statement, Honasan said he accepted the offer “for a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino people, and for a better future for our most precious children.” /muf

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