No move to ban Huawei in PH, exec says

MANILA – An official from Huawei Philippines recently said there is no move to ban the Chinese telecommunications giant in the country.

“So far, wala,” Karrie Buenafe, head of the public affairs division, said at a forum.

According to Buenafe, the company is willing to cooperate once the Philippines’ security forces and authorities decide to conduct investigation on the technology firm amid security concerns.

“We are open, bukas po kami na i-open sa kanila ‘yung technology namin to discuss it,” Buenafe said.

Allegations against Huawei arose after United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo warned the Philippine government against partnering with Huawei due to accusations that it could be a spy of the Chinese government.

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim deemed the allegations as “very serious.”

Meanwhile, Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato assured the public that the military’s official communication platforms are free from any Huawei component. (GMA News)


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