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Philippines needs to open telecoms, transport to foreign ownership, antitrust regulator says

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 23 Feb 2021 00:53
  • 05 Mar 2021 00:38

The rapid shift to digital services means the stakes are high in the passage of key legislative amendments that would open up Philippines’ public sectors including telecommunications and transportation to more foreign ownership, the country’s antitrust officials said today.

“Domestically, the kind of goals we have set for ourselves [for] digitizing the economy

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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