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Sen. Aquino upbeat over Honasan’s appointment as DICT head

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By Mario Casayuran

Opposition Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV said yesterday he was looking forward to working with Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II to strengthen the information communications and technology (ICT) sector in the Philippines and improve access to quality and affordable internet services for more Filipinos.

Senator Bam Aquino (Credit: Official Facebook account of Senator Bam Aquino | Manila Bulletin)

Senator Bam Aquino (Credits: Senator Bam Aquino via Facebook | Manila Bulletin)

‘’As chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, we hope to get Senator Honasan’s support in enabling more internet service providers and players in the industry, the upgrading of laws for our digital age, and in ensuring the effective implementation of the free internet in public places law,’’ he said.

Aquino issued the statement after Honasan accepted the offer of President Duterte to join his Cabinet by heading the Department of Information Communications and Technologu (DICT).

‘’We’ll miss Sen. Honasan in the Senate. We wish him the best in his new position as DICT Secretary,’’ he said.

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