DITO gives smartphones, services to frontliners in Visayas and Mindanao.
DITO Telecommunity started its stint as the third major player in the telcom industry earlier this month; and in line with its promise of prioritizing frontliners to avail its services, the Dennis Uy-led company provided free smartphones with DITO services to frontliners in Visayas and Mindanao.
“We are proud to announce that the first two front liners, a nurse and a public school teacher in Davao City, have already received their free DITO-compatible mobile phones as well as free DITO mobile and internet service,” according to Atty. Adel Tamano, Chief Administrative Officer of DITO.
DITO started the rollout with 300 frontliners in Davao City. DITO SCR and Trade Marketing Team visited Miss Daisylen Apostol, a nurse's aide assigned to care for COVID-19 patients in Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City, and Miss Mae Ann Jean Justol, a Grade 1 teacher at Alfredo A. Aledia Elementary School in Davao City.
“I am truly honored to be chosen as one of the first recipients of the DITO project for front liners. Malaking tulong ito sa akin para mabilis akong makasagot sa mga calls at messages ng mga pasyente ko. I’m always looking for ways that I can be of better service to the patients placed under my care, lalo na sila ay COVID-19 patients,” said Nurse Daisylen.
Teacher Mae said that this kind gesture is "truly a blesing" especially now that everyone have to contend with the changes brought by COVID-19 pandemic.
"...I am very glad na I am able to continue to conduct classes and do research without fear of being disconnected. I also no longer need to walk around to find internet signal as much. Ay daghang salamat DITO for this and more power!” she added.
DITO Telecommunity Chief Administrative Officer stressed that from day one, even before the first-ever bid documents were opened and made public, the mandate of providing better and more accessible services has stood as the foundation of the DITO Telecommunity.
“As we continue to expand our coverage and as we continue to provide services especially to the front liners, we are optimistic that we will live up to our mandate and our commitment to the Filipino people,” Atty. Tamano adds.