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Isn't it ironic? Poor connection forces suspension of Senate hearing on internet

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7/1/2020 4:20:00 PM

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Telco representatives are not spared from bad internet connection

in the Asia Pacific region.On Wednesday, Poe even had to log into the Webex videoconferencing app using her son's account, as the Senate server could not connect to the internet.In what Poe called a"comedy of errors," the panel had to endure poor internet connection – a first-hand experience of what the committee sought to tackle.

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Isn't it ironic?"I would like to continue this hearing after we thresh out this problem with our connection. It's quite ironic, again, that we are having connectivity issues in a hearing on connectivity," Poe said."It's just telling, the situation in our country today, and how we are trying to cope with this new requirement that we all need to have fulfilled," the senator said.

To add to the misfortune, the telco representatives during the hearing were not spared from bad connection.Poe called Roy Ibay, vice president of Smart Communications' legal and regulatory group, for updates on their cellular tower construction, but her questions were met with silence.

"Smart?" Poe called Ibay. After a long pause, she said,"'Di tayo marinig." (We're not being heard.)Dito Telecommunications chief administration officer Adel Tamano, meanwhile, apologized for his internet connection as he could not properly hear some of the questions.

'The worst hearing'It's not the first time a Senate inquiry was marred by technical problems, but Senator Nancy Binay said that Wednesday's hearing was the"worst."Binay jokingly asked about the internet speed at the Senate building in Pasay City – which she said was not enough.

Annoyed by the service, Poe told Converge ICT, the internet provider at the Senate:"Baka kaya mura." (Maybe that's why it's cheap.) Converge's starting rate is at P1,500 for a speed of 25 megabits per second – the cheapest among providers.

If the situation persists, Poe said she will require the resource persons to attend succeeding hearings in person."Akala n'yo titigilan ko kayo? Hindi."(You think I will stop asking questions? No.)"If I have to require your physical presence here next time, I will," Poe said.

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"This is the worst actually. I have attended a few hearings, too, and the last hearing of Senator Win [Gatchalian], the one who couldn't connect was NTC (National Telecommunications Communications," added Poe, referring to Deputy Commissioner Ed Cabarios who

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Look at Harry Roque’s internet connection when he’s doing interviews on CNN. Pathetic. Globe & PLDT have been robbing the filipinos for decades with shit internet at premium prices TraPoe. Skulduggery I think they are mostly bunch of idiot. Dapat may back up sila 😕 Online tutors nga at mga Virtual Assistants may back up internet at power, senators pa kaya 😑

grace trapoe pasok! Baka naman idaan nyo na naman kila Marcoleta sa kongreso yan. Ano ba nationality ng internet provider? Nagbabayad ba ng tax? Ipa recite nga ang panatang makabayan jan? valid rason at valid na argumento nanyan solusyon na agad agad At papasok ang mga environmentalist at green earth groups to stop all proposed cable and tower project nkaka baog daw ang satellite at nkksira ng marine life ang cable sa dagat

ma'am SenGracePOE matagal na pong issue yan lalo na sa mga ordinaryong subscribers. sa pinas po napakamahal ng broadband subscriptions. at unstable pa sa maraming lugar. TAPOS PUSH N'YO PA RIN BLENDED LEARNING AS IF ACADEMIC FREEZE IS NOT A THING Stressed na poe We experience that always or most of the time, we pay the billing but we don’t get the quality of service they provide.😢

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