Pacquiao Bill Addresses Home, Mobile Communications Needs

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Pacquiao Bill Addresses Home, Mobile Communications Needs


By Mario Casayuran

With the increased reliance on internet access and to the use of home and mobile communication units, international boxing icon and Sen. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao has filed a bill which seeks to address internet congestion and home and mobile communication unit problems in the country.

Pacquiao said the continuing experience and effects of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the Philippines has forced changes on the behavior of Filipinos.

"The contagion has compelled individuals to limit face-to-face interaction to an 'only-necessary' minimum," he said.

To mitigate the disruption of work activities and to minimize its impact on the economy, the alternative mode of doing work from home is increasingly being adopted, he said.

To continue contracts and perform commercial and other transactions, including the offer and purchase of basic provisions, individual parties have resorted to remote negotiation and execution.

With the avoidance of in-person contact, distance communication is now in greater use for casual messaging, convening meetings, and even conducting conferences and seminars or "webinars,'' Pacquiao said.

The celebration of religious services, and of milestones of families and acquaintances, and even the conveyance of bereavement and witnessing of wakes and interment are all going online. …

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