Village in Taguig Reject the Installation of Dito Telecommunity Cell Sites
A village in Taguig raises a petition to reject the installation of the new internet provider, Dito Telecommunity Corp cell sites, or tower in the area.
The new internet provider in the country, Dito Telecommunity Corp is set to install its cell sites around the nation. However, the residents of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Officers Village Inc. (AFPOVAI) in Western Bicutan, Taguig has opposed to their plan.
The telecommunity will place around 20 5G cell sites or towers in the area. But the residents have raised an online petition declaring their opposition to the plan.
At least 135 residents, homeowners, and members of AFPOVAI’s Phase 2 have signed the online petition. According to them, the cell sites may bring risk to the residents’ health due to the radiation.
“We take the position that such facility will do more harm than good for our community,” the petition read, stressing that cell sites pose long-term risks to the residents’ health due to “what well-researched studies call electromagnetic radiation that cell sites emit.”
Based on the report of Philstar, the residents also stress that the proposed location of the cell sites is along the lower segment of commercial planes’ flight paths. It also added that the AFPOVAI has eight phases, with 4,000 lot owners, and around 450 of them are in Phase 2.
Residents were worried about the cybersecurity issues because of some news reports that involve the 5G network of Huawei. It also found out the Huawei network it the main backer of Dito.
“We should take into account that around 40 residents are currently holding key positions in government, and the fact that our village is a community of ex-military officers. Further, AFPOVAI is in proximity to the Army, Navy, and Air Force headquarters,” the petition read.
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