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Dito Telecommunity expands to 17 more areas

Aika Rey

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Dito Telecommunity expands to 17 more areas

MORE AREAS. A Dito Telecommunity SIM card.

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Dito Telecommunity now covers a total of 140 areas in the Philippines

Third telecommunications player Dito Telecommunity is now offering its services in 17 more areas, it said on Thursday, July 1.

In a statement, Dito chief administrative officer Adel Tamano said the newest spots were added to their rollout as of Wednesday, June 30, bringing their covered areas to 140.

Here are the new areas:

  • General Mamerto, Nueva Ecija
  • Rizal, Nueva Ecija
  • Amadeo, Cavite
  • Indang, Cavite
  • Mendez, Cavite
  • Padre Garcia, Batangas
  • Rosario, Batangas
  • San Juan, Batangas
  • Silay City, Negros Occidental
  • Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
  • Talisayan, Misamis Oriental
  • Manticao, Misamis Oriental
  • Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental
  • Medina, Misamis Oriental
  • Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental
  • Binuangan, Misamis Oriental
  • Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

Dito said that from July 1 to 31, new and existing subscribers can avail of their two promos priced at P99 and P199.

Both promos offer unlimited texts to all networks and Dito-to-Dito calls, plus 300 minutes of calls to other networks. The budget promo is worth P99 for 10 gigabytes of data, while the P199 promo offers 25 GB of high-speed data.

In mid-June, Dito breached the one-million subscriber mark within three months of its commercial rollout.

Dito CME partners with Alibaba

Meanwhile, Dennis Uy’s Dito CME Holdings Corporation is partnering with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence arm of Alibaba Group.

In a statement, Dito CME said Alibaba Cloud will provide cloud computing and storage products for its digital education platform Luna Academy.

Alibaba Cloud will also provide online training courses ranging from cloud technologies and e-commerce to financial technology.

“This planned collaboration with Alibaba Cloud will provide Filipinos opportunities to expand competencies as members of the workforce amid the challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Dito CME chief operating officer Donald Lim.

“Alibaba Cloud is extending its full support for this initiative by leveraging its cutting-edge technologies to equip Filipinos with the right skills needed to excel in their future careers and help accelerate the country’s digital transformation,” said Alibaba Cloud Philippine manager Allen Guo.

Note that Dito CME and Dito Telecommunity are different companies. Dito CME will be the controlling shareholder of Dito Telecommunity once a P68.4-billion share-swap deal is completed.

Dito CME will acquire 100% of Udenna Communications Media and Entertainment (UCME) from Udenna Corporation.

UCME is Uy’s holding company which has an indirect interest in Dito Telecommunity through Dito Holdings. –

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at