RE: DITO TELECOMMUNITY LAND ACQUISITION POLICIES & GUIDELINES
We wish to inform the public that the locations for the construction of DITO infrastructure (e.g. towers, base stations, and other similar structures) in time for its roll-out and launch have already been predetermined and were included in the plan submitted to the Philippine government even before July of 2019.
In addition, DITO Telecommunity ("DITO") has appointed five (5) duly authorized representatives (the "Vendors") to assist in site acquisition:
Huawei for North Luzon and the National Capital Region
ZTE for South Luzon and the Visayas
Nokia - Huaxin for Mindanao
China Communication Services Philippines Corp.
These Vendors and their agents have been provided authorization letters and identification. DITO has disclosed the identities of these Vendors and their agents to the respective local government units.
Furthermore, to clarify the site acquisition process, below are some key points to note:
The DITO SAQ (Site Acquisition) team or the Vendors or any of its representatives and agents survey the pre-identified sites and alternative sites that are within a 300-meter radius of the nominal point.
A memorandum is provided to the landowner. This memorandum contains specific details pertaining to rental fees, rental escalation, conditions, and other contractual terms.
The DITO SAQ team or the Vendors or any of its representatives and agents check and validate documents provided by the landowner.
The last step is contract signing.
DITO or the Vendors or any of its representatives and agents never promise lump sum rental payment to landowners. DITO only provides a maximum three (3) months advance on monthly rentals to landowners based on the memorandum.
DITO or the Vendors or any of its representatives and agents never request or demand advance payment or "processing" fees from landowners.
DITO or the Vendors or any of its representatives and agents never request or ask for "commissions" from landowners.
We wish to assure the public that anyone caught misrepresenting themselves as employees or representatives of DITO Telecommunity or any of its Vendors will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Atty. Karen Santos
Site Acquisition Legal Officer
Signed and Noted by:
Retired Major General Rodolfo Santiago
Chief Technology Officer