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Bongbong Marcos: English and the Internet are Crucial for Businesses


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos said that ability to speak English and the internet are extremely important to the workforce to advance businesses. In fact, English is the language of the internet. This supports the president’s approval for the broadband project that provides the fiber optic infrastructure for faster and reliable internet.

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Telecommunications companies are urged to invest more in new technologies and facilities. The upgrade of their network infrastructure to speed up internet connection in the country must be a priority. UP professor emeritus Epictetus Patalinghug notes the increase of the rate of change of average connection speed in the Philippines.The gap can only be supplemented by new investments in network facilities.

Main Players

For 2017, PLDT and Globe raise their capital expenditures for expansion of their networks and improve the quality of service. PLDT plans to spend P40 billion for capital expenditures this year. Globe allot about P38 billion for capital in 2017. This is mainly for deployments of LTE services using the 700 megahertz (MHz) and 2600 MHz frequencies. Increased 3G capacities, further expansion of mobile coverage, and deployment of fiber broadband technology for homes are also on the list.

Filipinos can Excel

Bongbong Marcos said that whether we like it or not, English is the language of the internet. He sponsored its return as the teaching medium when he was still a senator. He stresses that the Filipinos have the edge for international job placements because they speak English than other nationalities.

Nationalistic Reason

The Filipinos can still be very nationalistic even if almost all speak English. They have a distinct culture that only Filipinos have from the national wears to daily customs of respecting the elderly, helping out as a community or “Bayanihan” and more. English and the internet nowadays are the two things that are most needed for work, businesses, and even in daily life as a world-class Filipino.

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