Duterte refuses ‘unhackable’ phone from China

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President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that China is giving him a cellphone that no one can hack.

But according to the president, he did not accept it.

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Duterte explained that he did not want the people of the country to suspect that he was hiding something from the public.

At the same time, the president said he does not suspect that China was spying that it already acquired a 40 percent share in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

President Duterte asked China president Xi Jinping what could they gain from spying the country.

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Duterte added that even if China cannot enter the Philippines’ grid, it will still be able to spy on the country using satellite.

China can turn off Philippines’ electricity- Sen. Recto

Last month, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto laid down the possibility that China could turn off the Philippines’ power even if they do not go to the country.

At the Senate hearing on the Department of National Defense’s budget proposal, Recto raised the issue of security as several percentages of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is now owned by China.

Sen.Panfilo Lacson agreed with Recto and said that based on his report, NGCP equipment arrived with Chinese characters written on it. Chinese personnel also operates the machine.

Recto said this was his concern because the Filipino people do not understand the Chinese characters.

Recto also pointed out that Chinese companies in the Philippines could have a conspiracy because they already entered the electricity and even the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

It is worth noting that the AFP and Dito Telecommunity Corp., formerly Mislatel, had a memorandum of agreement for the construction of communication towers in military camps.

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