In this March 9, 2017 photo, DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima speaks before telecommunications industry players, regulators, and consumers during the first Philippine Telecommunications Summit. i.gov.ph

Duterte says he asked Salalima to resign
Alexis Romero (philstar.com) - September 28, 2017 - 1:19pm
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte claimed Thursday that he asked former Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima to resign, saying he had received complaints that the former official was impartial to one company.
 
Duterte said Salalima, his former classmate at the San Beda College of Law, was lying when he claimed that he quit his post because of corruption in the agency.
 
“I wanted to open the telecom industry so that the services would become cheaper…Many are complaining to me that he seemed to be partial because he was vice president of Globe but I know that,” the president told state-run PTV 4 in an interview aired Thursday.
 
“I am not saying that he is protecting someone but with regard to the giant telecommunications from China, and Singapore, he had no action,” he added.
 
 
Duterte previously said he was open to investments from foreign telecommunication firms to break what he called the duopoly in the industry.
 
Salalima, who served as chief legal counsel of Globe Telecom, has claimed that he resigned from his post because of “interference” and “corruption.” Duterte, however, said in an earlier interview that the former Cabinet official quit out of “delicadeza” because of his former ties with a telecommunication firm.
 
Duterte said Salalima never informed him about the supposed corruption in his agency.
 
“For all the time, he did not mention anything about corruption. Nothing. After a meeting, we would go home,” he added.
 

Philstar
Facebook
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with
Read and share the latest news
whenever and wherever you are.
Top Stories
Features the most relevant stories,
exclusive content, analyses and special reports.
As It Happens
Get bite-sized highlights and up-to-date
information as the news breaks.
Latest
View the most recent
stories of the day.
Log-in
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Quisque justo est, auctor vel ullamcorper.
Log-in
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Quisque justo est, auctor vel ullamcorper.
How to follow As It Happens stories
STEP 1
Click the story in the As it Happens section.
How to follow As It Happens stories
STEP 2
Click "Follow Story" for updates on the news.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.
How to follow Author
STEP 1
Click on the author's name in the article.
How to follow Author
STEP 2
Once you click on the author's name, you will be
brought to the Authors page. Click "Follow Author"
to stay updated on the author's works
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.
How to follow Tags
STEP 1
Click on a tag in the article.
How to follow Tags
STEP 2
When you click on a tag, it will take you to the
dedicated tag page where you'll see the article
viewed, along with other stories with that tag.

Click the "follow tag" button to stay updated on
the topic.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.