DITO Telecommunity Corp., a Filipino consortium formed by Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure, and China Telecommunications Corporation, has announced that it aims to donate 375,000 kilos of rice to identified local governments in Metro Manila to aid in their 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.”
“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,” he said.
“The local government units (LGUs) 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 added.
DITO, 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.