Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is opposed to Dito Telecommunity’s plan to build cell towers inside military camps as it seeks to step up competition against Globe and Smart.
In a radio interview Saturday (September 12), Drilon said he is wary of Dito because it is 40 percent owned by the Chinese.
“Ang Dito, ang kompanyang iyan ay may investment ang Republic of China, foreign company, hindi natin alam kung sino ang magpapatakbo. Ingatan natin. Ako hindi ako pabor na diyan ilagay sa mga military camps,” he said.
Drilon said it would be better if Dito’s cell towers are built on other properties, not military camps.
“Marami namang lupain na libre. Kaya ako hindi ako pabor diyan. Iyan ay nakakatakot, just to be candid about it,” he said.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recently announced that he signed a contract with Dito to build cell sites in military camps. The company has committed to build at least 1,300 towers in its first year to cover at least 37 percent of the population