Laguna 1st District Rep. Dan Fernandez said that he will file a resolution seeking an investigation of the complaints against Dito Telecommunity Corp.
He said that the chamber should not ignore allegations that the third telco committed several transgressions and violated some laws.
“Mula sa hindi pa masagot na isyu na may banta sa ating national security itong network rollout nila, paglabag sa ilang mandato ng local government units (LGUs) at barangay at reklamo ng iba’t ibang komunidad, masasabi nating seryoso at dapat lang masiyasat ng Kongreso ang mga reklamong ito laban sa DITO telco (Congress should look into these complaints including concerns that its network rollout would pose a threat to national security),” Fernandez said.
“As soon as possible, I will file a resolution to formally ask the House leadership to direct the appropriate committee, which is most likely the committee on information and communications technology, to immediately conduct an investigation,” he added.
Fernandez cited the reported issuance by the Bacolod City’s Office of Building Official of a notice of violation against Dito in connection with the alleged illegal construction of a cell site in Purok Himaya, Bgy. Alijis.
In January, the Malabon city government filed a complaint before the City Prosecutor’s Office also over the alleged illegal construction of a cell site in Barangay Tinajeros.
Dito is expected to launch its commercial rollout in March this year.
Fernandez however said that the company should acquire the needed permits before proceeding with the construction of cell towers.
He called on Dito to follow the law to prove that it deserves the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity granted to the company.