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.
Sen. Franklin Drilon said instead of regulating Netflix and other streaming platforms, the MTRCB should continue to allow them and other media to self-regulate content.
A bicameral conference committee has adopted proposal introduced by Sen. Franklin Drilon to suspend certain permits for three years, except the building permit, during the panel’s first meeting on Friday, Aug. 14, to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of the Senate and House versions of the proposed Bayanihan 2.
Sen. Franklin M. Drilon said that the suggestion of newly named AFP chief Gilbert Gapay to include provisions to regulate social media in the IRR of the Anti-Terrorism Act is “illegal and unconstitutional.”
Under the proposed measure, the newly created office will institutionalize online and distance learning in all colleges and universities by developing the necessary policy guidelines and quality standards for its extensive implementation.
Sen. Franklin M. Drilon warned that to treat POGOs as part of the BPO industry will be detrimental to the country’s efforts to collect franchise tax owed to the government in 2019 by majority of the 60 licensed online gaming operators.
Sen. Franklin Drilon said the country needs a stable franchise for the third major telco and the award “should be able to stand on solid ground” in order to provide stability in efforts to speed up Internet access in the country.