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× Defense chief: China telco deal with AFP needs my approval

MANILA, Philippines --- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is unaware of the deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a local telecom consortium, which includes China Telecom, that would allow the telco to set up facilities inside military camps and installations.


Lorenzana said he was traveling when the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the AFP and Mislatel consortium's Dito…

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