President Rody Duterte has approved the establishment of a National Government Portal and a National Broadband Plan during the 13th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 6, 2017.

After a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.

Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like DICT “to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed.”