Senatorial aspirant Herbert "Bistek" Bautista is pushing for providing strong internet connection for all Filipinos across the country.
Bautista said Sunday one of the major problems of the country is the slow internet connection, which gave more problems to Filipinos since the coronavirus pandemic started.
As Bautista is eyeing for a senatorial seat, he will prioritize to make every part of the country "connected."
"Mahina ang Wi-Fi natin, eh diba? Kailangan i-deregulate pa natin ng onti 'yung mga providers. Kase nagtataka ako bakit kailangan national lahat pwede namang kunwari sa Visayas lang. So pagsama-samahin mo 'yung pera ng mayayaman 'dun para sila naman ang magprovide, o sa Mindanao ganun din," Bautista, who is on the senatorial slate of Lacson-Sotto tandem, said.
"Palakasin natin 'yung Wi-Fi. Siguraduhin natin 'yung backbone natin, 'yun ang hawak ng national government," he added.
Bautista is running for senator under the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC). Since he is eager to push for the Wi-Fi access, Bautista said he may be called as "Mr. Wi-Fi".
"Bistekonek… Para may konek sa masa," the former city mayor said.
He also emphasized the importance of Wi-Fi access to the students, workers, businessmen and every Filipino citizen.
A recent study of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) said one of the major challenges of the teachers across the country is having internet access.
"Kase 'yung Wi-Fi is very important sa mga online classes, sa mga businesses, 'yung mga business transactions natin hindi naman na telepono na eh puro mga email tska iba pa, and that would ease up doing business din," Bautista stressed.
"Lahat ng transactions natin sa gobyerno, local and national, online na rin lahat. Pati payment online na rin dapat," he said.