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Smart, Globe warned to improve services

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27, 2020. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Smart Communications and Globe Telecom would face expropriation if they fail to improve their services by December, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warned on Monday.

“I’ll be straight, iyong Smart pati itong Globe, ilang taon na ito, at ang sagot palagi sa akin, ‘the party cannot be reached.’ Eh nasaan pala pumunta ‘yung y*** na ‘yon?” President Duterte said in his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA).

“Eh kung ganoon lang naman ibigay ninyo sa amin, we are a republic, a sovereign country, bear that in mind because the patience of the Filipino people is reaching its limit. At I will be the one to articulate the anger of the Filipino people. And you might not want what I intend to do with you. Kindly improve the services before December.”

Companies without sufficient money for investment have no place in the country’s telecom sector, the chief executive said.

The President added that in the next two years, he would improve the country’s telecommunication services by working with lawmakers.

“I will find a way. I will talk to Congress and find a way how to do it,” he said. PND