DICT Chief Rodolfo Salalima Tenders His Resignation Letter
Ringo | On 22, Sep 2017
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Chief Rodolfo Salalima has tendered his resignation.
President Rodrigo Duterte himself confirmed that Salalima tendered his resignation letter on Wednesday “out of delicadeza” while speaking to the reporters in Marawi City.
The president, who visited Marawi City for the fifth time since the attack that erupted before the May ends, said he is now looking for the best person to take the position.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement that Salalima cited personal and work-related reasons for his resignation.
Salalalima is a magna cum laude graduate of Philosophy and a cum laude law graduate from San Beda College. He is a former chief counsel in a telecommunications firm and a classmate of the president.
In his regime as the DICT Chief, Salalima made efforts to bring Wi-Fi internet connection to the public and spearheaded the creation of blueprint for the P77.9-billion national broadband plan, aimed at boosting the internet speed and bringing internet to far areas of the country.
He has 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including being a member of the executive committee of the National ICT Advisory Council, president of the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators Inc. (PCTO), and board director of the Telecoms Infrastructure Corporation of the Philippines (TELICPHIL).