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.
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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.
Sen. Grace Poe expects the telecommunications companies to fast-track the construction of cell sites across the country with the whole-of-government support and streamlining of permitting processes.
For the longest time, Globe said the telco industry’s bid to expand and put up needed broadband infrastructures have been slowed down — if not totally prevented — by permitting requirements imposed by LGUs as well as the opposition by hostile homeowners associations.