MISTULANG hinamon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang dati nitong kasamahan sa Senado na si Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) Secretary Gringo Honasan na targetin na maging excellent ang rating ng internet connection sa bansa.
Ito ay nang punahin ni Lacson ang pahayag ni Honasan na ang ‘not so bad’ ang the internet connection sa Pilipinas.
“With all due respect to a highly regarded Cavalier and distinguished former Senate colleague, ‘not so bad’ may sound worse than ‘not so good’,” saad ni Lacson.
Ipinaalala ni Lacson na sa panahon ng pandemya, napakahalaga para sa lahat ang koneksyon sa internet.
“In the middle of a pandemic when the order of the day is virtual communication, what we want to hear, at least realistically, is ‘good enough’,” diin ni Lacson.
“Of course, it goes without saying, ‘very good’ or even ‘excellent’ is what we all want to hear from DICT. Clearly, there is much room for improvement,” dagdag pa ng senador.
Naniniwala naman si Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III na nagiging conservative lamang si Honasan sa kanyang rating.
“He was being conservative. He could not say it was good but also not say really bad,” diin nito.
Samantala, sinabi naman ni Senador Sonny Angara na dapat magkaroon ng mahahalagang hakbangin ang DICT para ayusin ang telecommunication services sa bansa.
“The national broadband program is a step in the right direction towards these goals. I think we have to be better so we can be like Japan and Singapore and Hong Kong,” diin ni Angara.