No violation in PLDT acquisition of Digitel: Enrile

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday said Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) did not violate any law with its purchase of Digital Telecommunications Inc. (Digitel), owner of the brand Sun Cellular, because of the absence of an anti-trust law in the country.

“We have an anti-trust law in the Revised Penal Code but it is a dead law,” Enrile said. “Without a law, there’s no crime committed.”

Enrile said that while PLDT and Digitel are private companies, there is public interest involved because they are also public utilities.

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