Duterte, in his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday, urged the duopoly of PLDT and Globe Telecom to improve their services or face “closure” or “expropriation.” “This is the time to bring out the best in all of us should be heeded by every Filipino,” he said./PN Technology and connectivity, according to Lacson, would be among the controlling and dominant elements under the “new normal.”“The Philippines is among the lowest when it comes to mobile and fixed line internet speed. Fast and reliable internet connection should be the norm rather than an expensive option,” Lacson pointed out.The governor underscored the importance of the Alternative Learning System that includes online learning for the students in the coming school year. Duterte said the telco giants should find ways to infuse more capital if money is the problem. “We all need these interventions to prevent the collapse of the economy,” Lacson said. He also agreed with the President’s directives to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to retool overseas Filipino OFWS and for the government’s financial institutions to assist displaced migrant workers.“The President’s request of for the swift passage of Bayanihan 2 is truly pivotal given the health and economic crisis being faced by the nation,” the governor pointed out.Lacson also urged Negrenses to follow the President’s call for solidarity. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for telecom companies to improve their services.