Duterte to PLDT: Expand citizens’ hotline or face shutdown

President Duterte has threatened to shut down PLDT Inc. if the telecommunications giant does not expand the citizens' complaint hotline for frontline government services. Speaking at a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cebu City on Sunday, Mr. Duterte said PLDT owed the government P8 billion. 'It's always busy' "If you see corruption, tell me. Call 8888," the President told the crowd. "Bong," he said, addressing his former aide Christopher "Bong" Go, now one of the senatorial candidates of the PDP-Laban in May's midterm elections, "add another trunk line. The present setup can't accommodate all the calls. It's always busy. Tell PLDT." "If not," the President went on, "I'll shut ...

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