Hermann, recovering, put it to me appealingly that I knew very well how unsafe it was to contra dict
"Drink is not the only thing to which I am ad- dicted
," he said.
Gregorio 'Gringo' Honasan is the new Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT
All the 22 firms have signed their respective memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the DICT
, expressing their intent to support the government's common tower initiative which seeks to have at least 50,000 new common towers built across the country in the next seven to 10 years.
chief added: 'If the stakeholders agree with it, then well and good.
Honasan, who was appointed by President Duterte last November, took oath as the new DICT
chief on Monday, replacing Eliseo Rio, its former officer-in-charge.
Denis Villorente, DICT
undersecretary for special concerns, said under study was the expansion of a government-owned backbone following last year's agreement with National Transmission Corp.
noted that though Trump's order did not specify blacklisted companies or persons, Huawei was affected.
Cabanlong explained that he will be flying to the US this weekend to discuss international standards and best practices in line with cybersecurity, adding that plan to sign an MOU with Singapore, Australia and Malaysia are being eyed by the DICT
, as well.
The BOC on Tuesday said that it is now coordinating with the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-PH), which is under the Cybersecurity Bureau of the DICT
, following the hacking incident.