The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a global inter-governmental organization on telecommunications composed of 192 member-states and some 700 corporations, has chosen Globe Telecom Chief Legal Counsel Rodolfo A. Salalima to represent the Asia-Pacific region as Vice-Chairman of a special ITU working group.
The Council Working Group on a Stable ITU Constitution shall meet in Geneva, Switzerland on June 27-29 to tackle and resolve amendment proposals to the ITU’s Constitution and Convention which is in the nature of a treaty. The Philippines is a party-signatory to it.
The Philippines, being an active member of the ITU, has recently been selected from among the countries in Asia-Pacific to assume the Vice-Chairmanship of the Working Group.
Current ITU head, Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, has specifically appointed Salalima for the position, according to Ivan John E. Uy, Chairman of the Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology.
“As an official member of the Philippine delegation to the ITU, Atty. Salalima has shown mastery and competence in handling legal issues during floor debates, which may have been a factor in his being chosen as Vice Chairman of the WG,” Uy said in his letter to Globe President and CEO Ernest L. Cu conveying Salalima’s appointment.
Uy pointed out that the responsibility accorded to the Philippines by the ITU is a source of national pride and that Salalima’s active participation in the undertakings of the working group is of utmost importance.
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies tasked to allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop technical standards to ensure seamless interconnection of networks and technologies, as well as to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.