Martin Romualdez, the current House speaker, expressed his anticipation that the country’s internet speed will improve further in the coming years. This expectation follows the allotment of Php1.5 billion to the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) National Broadband Plan (NBP) in the proposed 2023 national funding.

Romualdez highlighted the Php1.5 billion that the NBP will receive as one of the Php77 billion institutional emendations to the budget to support education, transportation, health, and other vital social services.


The speaker stated that the Internet is a crucial part of modern life as it plays an integral role in how we live and work. It is utilized for teaching, providing, and accessing social services, businesses, and for almost every aspect of people’s lives.

Representative Zaldy Co of the AkoBicol party list affirmed that the Php1.5 billion budget allocated for the National Broadband Program will be beneficial in initiating the program that is designed to supply internet connectivity to all government agencies across the country.

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The DICT, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and Facebook had previously formed an agreement in which the social media platform had pledged to offer the Philippine government spectrum equivalent to at least two million megabits per second (Mbps) when the internet infrastructure is up and running.

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