DITO pushes to address food security during enhanced community quarantine
MANILA, Philippines – DITO Telecommunity, a Filipino consortium formed by Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics & Infrastructure, and China Telecommunications Corporation, has announced that it aims to help identified local governments in Metro Manila with 375,000 kilos of rice to aid in the respective LGU relief efforts for their marginalized citizens.
In a statement, DITO Chief Administrative Officer Atty. Adel Tamano expressed DITO’s concern: “With the spike in COVID-19 cases that necessitated the national government to impose the enhanced community quarantine, we are fearful for the affected Filipino families who may definitely suffer in these uncertain times.”
He further said, “Due to the urgency, we in DITO have decided to make available rice to be distributed to the affected families. The food security aid will be directly distributed to Taguig City, Quezon City, and other cities in Metro Manila by their respective LGUs at the soonest possible time.
“The local government units have always been the source of strength in the ongoing DITO journey to deliver world class internet connectivity the Filipino truly deserves, so specially in this time of need, we want to make them feel that we are one community,” Tamano also stressed.
DITO Telecommunity Corporation, formerly known as Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (MISLATEL) is the third major telecommunications provider in the Philippines after it was awarded a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the National Telecommunications Commission in 2019.
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