A supporter takes a selfie with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Internet speeds in the country lag the region’s. Photo: AFP

In Duterte’s Philippines, fears of slow internet trump fears of China

  • In granting a licence to a joint venture backed by China Telecom, the Philippine leader is going against the grain
  • But for social-media crazy consumers hampered by some of the slowest speeds in the region, national security isn’t the main concern
Topic |   The Philippines

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A supporter takes a selfie with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Internet speeds in the country lag the region’s. Photo: AFP
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