DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, September 22, commended Globe Telecom for their invaluable contributions to the telecommunications industry and for improving the internet connectivity.
In his speech during the launching of SEA-US Cable Commercial System delivered by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, President Duterte also thanked Globe Telecom for choosing Davao City to be host of the first cable submarine system connected through the South of the Philippines.
"The SEA-US Cable System will definitely reinforce capacity and resiliency of our information capacities, better access to basic services, increased competitiveness, and smarter cities," the President said.
He added that the said system is expected to generate more investments, jobs, and opportunities in Davao Region and Mindanao and would also complement the National Broadband Plan of the government which aims to improve internet connectivity in the country.
The Chief Executive also encouraged both the public and private sectors to work together and collaborate more in developing the country’s information infrastructure.
"I encourage the private sector to do the same and join this administration in ensuring that our people can harness the power of the internet to realize their full potential," he said.
He also assured that the government will do its part by pursuing more initiatives for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.
Globe Telecom commercially launched the $250 million Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system which provides direct links between Davao and the United States for richer and enhanced international connectivity for businesses in Mindanao and the rest of the country.
The SEA-US cable system is connected to the Globe cable landing station in Brgy. Talomo, Davao City. Outside of Luzon, the undersea cable is the first direct connection of Globe to the United States via Guam, Hawaii, and California.