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Like An Audience to A Sabong

Again, renewed calls for President GMA to step down is the call of the day. Like a scene in a cockpit arena when one cock is fatally injured, everyone is shouting and cursing. It's a pity that even senate investigation panel looks more of a courtroom drama, a tearful witness and presidential hopefuls wanting airtime on national television. What seems to be an investigation becomes a time consuming event that leads to only a committee report.

Personally, I'm not a digital infrastructure expert but I think anyone can access the internet even in a remote island like ours, no need for a very expensive National Broadband Network. I have been remotely accessing the internet when no one in our province knows that it can be done except that the speed is only 56 kbps which is slow as of today's standard but better than none.

What makes this failed ZTE deal interesting is, why the need for such an expensive network when there are already existing private telecommunication companies that can provide an internet gateway?

Next time, we don't need analog senators in the digital age, for they are wasting our tax money by putting too much time to raise an issue of corruption in Malacañang. What we need to see are actions taken and legislation to address the real issues.

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