DITO Telecommunity provides free handsets and service to 3,000 frontliners

Published March 24, 2021, 9:16 AM

by Robert "Bob" Reyes

In recognition of their awesome efforts and contribution to nation-building during this pandemic, DITO Telecommunity, the country’s third major telecoms player, provides free DITO service to 3,000 front liners from the Visayas and Mindanao during the rollout of their commercial operations last March 8, 2021.

“We are proud to announce that the first two front liners, a nurse and a public school teacher in Davao City, have already received their free DITO-compatible mobile phones as well as free DITO mobile and internet service,” according to Atty. Adel Tamano, Chief Administrative Officer of DITO.

Last 19 March 2021, the DITO CSR and Trade Marketing team visited Daisylen Apostol, a nurse’s aide assigned to care for COVID-19 patients at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City, and Mae Ann Jean Justol, Grade 1 teacher at the Alfredo A. Aledia Elementary School in Davao City.

“I am truly honored to be chosen as one of the first recipients of the DITO project for front liners. Malaking tulong ito sa akin para mabilis akong makasagot sa mga calls at messages ng mga pasyente ko. I’m always looking for ways that I can be of better service to the patients placed under my care, lalo na sila ay COVID-19 patients,” said Nurse Daisylen.

As a nurse’s aide, she plans to undergo further training, especially online, to become a full-fledged nurse in the future.

“When the pandemic struck, it became more important for me to have strong and reliable na internet connection so I can do online studies and research and to attend our regular meetings,” Nurse Daisylen added.

“This truly is a blessing especially now as we all have to contend with the changes brought about by the pandemic. I am very glad na I am able to continue to conduct classes and do research without fear of being disconnected. I also no longer need to walk around to find internet signal as much. Ay daghang salamat DITO for this and more power!” said Teacher Mae.

The DITO Chief Administrative Officer reminded everyone, “From day one, even before the first-ever bid documents were opened and made public, the mandate of providing better and more accessible services has stood as the foundation of DITO Telecommunity. As we continue to expand our coverage and as we continue to provide services especially to the front liners, we are optimistic that we will live up to our mandate and our commitment to the Filipino people.”

 
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