Earlier this month, Makati, Manila, Marikina, Calamba, Tagaytay City and Legazpi in Albay were the first LGUs to set up their one-stop shop for permitting requirements of telcos.
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Globe said it was able to build 500 cell towers in 2018. A year later, the company doubled its rollouts with 1,100 new sites. Even with the pandemic this year, the telco said it remains on target to rollout 1,300 sites this year.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally issued an advisory assuring the public that a thorough evaluation is done to determine the safety of cell site antenna prior to its installation.
Citing the military’s deal with third telco Dito Telecommunity as “foolish”, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said she is opposing the Department of Defense (DND)’s proposal for a P500-million cybersecurity budget for 2021.
In a letter addressed to Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) secretary Gregorio Honasan II and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo Año, PLDT-Smart identified areas currently inaccessible due to Covid-19 community quarantine measures.
The newly-signed “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” contains a provision which temporarily suspends most permits for the installation and operation of cell towers in the country within the next three years.
Of the 190 permits granted, 37 were given in record time by 17 local government units.
The installation of the cell site is also expected to benefit the provincial government’s distance learning program for its senior high school students.