Int’l Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council Working Group Vice Chairman Salalima named 1st DICT Secretary

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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has appointed telecommunications thought leader, author and lawyer as secretary of the newly-formed () which is mandated to formulate and implement policies that will promote the development and use of in the country.

A Magna cum Laude graduate in Philosophy and Bachelor of Laws Cum laude graduate from , Salalima brings with him over 40 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

With his extensive knowledge, Salalima was tapped as Asia Pacific Representative and of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the Amendment of the ITU Constitution and Convention based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a member of the and serves as President of the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators, Inc. (PCTO) and as a Board Director of the of the Philippines (TELICPHIL).
In addition, Salalima was past President and Chairman of the (PETEF); and the First President, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Telecommunications and Broadcast Attorneys of the Philippines, Inc. (TELEBAP).

Highly-recognized as an expert in the field of telecommunications, Salalima authored “Telecommunications in the Information Revolution”, a treatise and lawbook on the national policy on telecommunications published by the U.P. Law Center in 2015. The book presents his perspective and insights as a major industry player and shows how law and jurisprudence can accommodate fast-evolving developments in ICT.

Salalima started his ICT stint as Board Director and Corporate and Chief Counsel of Radio Communications of the Philippines (RCPI) and as Vice President and Head of Legal and Human Relations of (renamed Bayantel). He later on became Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate and Regulatory Affairs until his retirement in 2008.