In the electoral campaign of President Duterte, he mentioned that he wanted the Philippines to have a faster internet connection.
In line with that, a press release was issued by the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai last August 30, 2016. According to Paul Raymund Cortes, Consul General, met with the Senior Manager of Globe International Business Group and they have discussed about linking Etisalat and Du (main telecom providers of UAE) in giving unlimited call access to a Globe number situated in the Philippines.
This is to take in consideration the fast population growth of Filipinos living in Dubai. It will generally target the entire Filipino market and address the demands of communication.
The issue regarding the regulations and other activities were also discussed in the meeting.