Even firm that will build towers in camps is China-owned, Bayan Muna bares

MANILA, Philippines — Party-list group Bayan Muna on Thursday quizzed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) if they they had prior knowledge that the

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Bayan Muna Rep. Ferdinand Gaite: “We are asking the AFP if they were aware that the very company that will construct the towers in their camps is fully owned by a telecom company in China.” | GabrielLaluINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Party-list group Bayan Muna on Thursday quizzed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) if they they had prior knowledge that the

China state-ownedDito’s deal with DND to construct cell sites within military installations was supposedly meant to avoid technical problems brought by terrorist or communist attacks.However, these drew concerns from critics who speculated that it might be a way for China to spy on the country’s military operations — even before it was revealed that Leo Technologies was involved in the construction of the towers — considering that state-owned China Telecom has a stake in Dito.

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Dito is a consortium led by Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy through his Udenna Corp., and China Telecom, Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp.“While we have been critical of DITO for being partly owned by China Telecom, we were surprised that the company which will build towers in military camps is in fact fully owned by a Chinese company in Wuhan. Our impression before was that Leo Technology has no connection with China,” Gaite explained.

Colmenares, meanwhile, noted that China Telecom’s 40 percent stake at Dito may actually be bigger than projected because of loans that the latter sourced from China Telecom.“The putting up of DITO towers in camps, and in fact the entry of DITO into our telecom sector is a huge threat to Philippine sovereignty and security. China Telecom owns at least 40% of DITO, and DITO’s loan of US$ 500 Million from China’s banking sector portends of China’s greater control of the company beyond its 40% share,” he said in the same statement.

“Now, we are informed that the company actually building these towers is fully owned by China. In fact, we found out that China Bester has been previously contracted to build fiber optic networks for homes in the Philippines. Worse, the China Energy Equipment Co., another Chinese company contracted by DITO to construct its towers, is also a fully owned company from China,” he added.

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GabrielLaluINQ While the AFP is killing tthe Lumads in Mindanao because they are suspected in supporting the NPA. GabrielLaluINQ basta may about na perawalang diperensya haha pera pera lng iyan GabrielLaluINQ risahontiveros in the name of protecting national security and souvereignty, we can stop DITO. pls conduct a senate probe vs DITO, AFP, DENNIS UY ( a real CCP DUMMY), DFA, ask help fr U.S. INTEL, NSA, and Pentagon. Trace LEO firm that built towers, a known CCP-owned entity.

GabrielLaluINQ i agree with everyone’s comments that afp probaly knows about dito’s terms of ownership. either they don’t have the balls to stand up and fight for what’s right or they have been silenced with cash. GabrielLaluINQ AFP for sure knows DITO is owned by China. Pero sino sila? AFP has no power to refuse. Lantaran na ba to na ..........? Self destructive to the Philippines yet same AFP is ' is helpless'. Pagka dumating sa punto ma proven DITO is an spy? Bitayin agad ang nag-utos na traidor.

GabrielLaluINQ Soldiers! For a while pls sing 'ANG BAYAN KO' para magising kayo. DITO ay pag aari mismo ng China. Nakakaloka talaga mga desisyon nyo. Kung sino man nag uutos sa inyo na ang mga campo nyo ay pasukin ng traidor na china, dapat bitayin agad pagka may masamang mangyari sa bansa. GabrielLaluINQ tinanong mo pa eh Wala din namn kasagutan

GabrielLaluINQ What do they know?! Baka kulang intel gunds nila kya pinapadagdagan 😏 GabrielLaluINQ Ofcourse they are aware. They just don't care. Because they are T. R. A. I -TORS! GabrielLaluINQ TAENA NNU MGA MEDIA BAYARAN KAKON SHABU MGA DILAWAN MGA BALITA KASINUNGALIGAN... GabrielLaluINQ GabrielLaluINQ TAENA NNU MGA MEDIA BAYARAN KAKON SHABU MGA DILAWAN MGA BALITA KASINUNGALIGAN...

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