MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday challenged the country's China-backed third telecommunications player to deliver on its promise of fast and reliable service.
Dito Telecommunity, composed of Davao tycoon Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp and China Telecom, is mounting a challenge to the dominance of PLDT Inc and Globe Telecom.
"I challenge this new player to fulfill its commitment to provide fast and reliable telecommunications services to our people especially in the underserved areas," Duterte said in his fourth State of the Nation Address.
Duterte said there was "no corruption" in Dito, formerly called Mislatel.
"Do not worry about us. There is no corruption at all. I guarantee you, upon the grave of my father, I don’t allow. I do not talk to them, I just say, just do your work and kung maaari, according to what the specifications are required by this government," he said.