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April 22, 2014

Sen. Bam Aquino calls for investigation of slow internet in the Philippines

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre Aquino IV expressed his dismay at the current state/cost of internet connection in the country on his official Facebook account and vowed that he will conduct further investigations to know why the Philippines is lagging behind other neighboring countries.

In response to the report published by ASEAN DNA, the 36-year old senator didn’t mince his words regarding the matter and even went as far as demanding NTC (National Telecommunications Commission) to provide a clear explanation as to why the internet connection in the country is more costly, yet comparatively slower, than in other parts of the globe.

“Kailangan ba nating magbayad ng mahal para sa mabagal at kung minsan ay hindi maasahang Internet connection? Dapat magbigay ng malinaw na paliwanag ang NTC ukol dito,”

On his Facebook Note, Senator Bam Aquino stated that an affordable, fast and reliable internet connection is crucial to sustain the economic growth in the country. Therefore, he is urging all those involved to figure out a way to improve the internet connection speed, and fast, considering that the ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 is just around the corner.


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56 Responses to “Sen. Bam Aquino calls for investigation of slow internet in the Philippines”

  1. James says:

    Ang mahirap kasi dito the telcos are not that transparent for their services. They will advertise “unlimited” then walang nakalagay na data capping. Malalaman mo na lang pag-bumagal na.

    Then when it comes to speed they are saying up to 3mbps but in my 7 years experience I never passed the 2mbps. 1mbps pahirapan pa.

    Dapat din tanggalin na yung lock-in period kasi minsan kahit de maganda yung service nila de mo pa mapa-disconnect kasi may pre-termination fee pa.

    Lastly, government should invest in Internet infrastructure para we will not be in the mercy of the telcos and at the same time ma-encourage yung mga ibang investors.

  2. Sekreto says:


  3. keteren says:

    Hindi bababa sa 3 mbps ang connection namin (tested with sa PLDT pero halos 2,500 pesos naman binabayaran namin buwan-buwan.

    Tignan mo nga naman, dapat mahal para bumilis ang internet? Sobrang kurakot na po.

  4. Triskelion says:

    Hmnn.. Isa lang ang solution diyan BUWAGIN ANG NTC.. wala kasing silbi! Gumawa ng bagong regulation at commission para talagang sapat na serbiyo ang makarating sa tao.

  5. Mackster says:

    aba active pa pala si BAM AQUINO, ika nga sa ONLINE world kala ko forever AFK na sya

  6. abner says:

    boycott the fuckers until they improve the infrastructure

  7. MariaMakiling says:

    Monopoly at its best

  8. xdarkx says:

    If he still didn’t get it that it’s all because of his Tita Cory’s “blessing” of enhanced protectionism, I’m gonna Rider Kick this idiot’s head along with his dumbass cousins… >.<

  9. Leikem says:

    Then please ensure that more players get to enter the industry; mandate shorter contract terms; impose sanctions where incidences of lags occur or where maintenance and upgrades were not undertaken by the company.

  10. Tristan says:

    Yaan nyo isa naman sila sa mga pinakamayaman sa Asya. Kung gaano ka bagal ng Internet ganun din kabagal ng service nila.

  11. joebulaw says:

    hindi lang mbagal ung internet pa wala wala pa. parang may rotational black out din… khit mbagal ang internet natin patuloy pa rin ang lalong pagyaman ng mga telcos. inutil kc ang ntc

  12. taylor says:

    kurakot tlga sa pilipinas. ang mahirap lalo nag hhirap , at ang mayaman lalung yumayaman.

  13. Reisha says:

    Ano na ang nangyari dito sa supposed investigation na to? Any updates? Ningas-kugon lang ata ito e.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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