DICT To Set Up Free Wi-Fi Zone In Negocc Capitol

DICT To Set Up Free Wi-Fi Zone In Negocc Capitol

Spotlight

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

GSIS Offers Computer Loan For Members

GSIS, ilulunsad ang Computer Loan Program upang matulungan ang mga miyembro nito at kanilang pamilya sa pagbili ng computer o laptop na gagamitin para sa kanilang mga trabaho o virtual classes ng kanilang mga anak.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is preparing to set up a free Wi-Fi service within the provincial capitol building and lagoon.

DICT-Negros Occidental Romeo Tome said the first access point has already been installed inside the building.

Two more access points will be installed and operational within the year, he added.

One access point located inside the Capitol compound will serve the provincial government offices and their clients while another one will have an effectivity range covering the lagoon premises.

“We are looking at faster and more efficient delivery of government services once the free Wi-Fi access starts,” Tome said, noting that if the internet connectivity increases, the gross domestic product growth of an area also increases.

The socio-economic activities get a boost because of easy and faster internet connection, he added.

On October 24, the DICT-Negros Occidental launched the free Wi-Fi live site in its provincial office along Aguinaldo Street, which is within the vicinity of the Provincial Capitol and other government offices.

Tome said applicants for clearance in the nearby office of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod also benefit from the free Wi-Fi access.

In Negros Occidental, the free Wi-Fi first went live in San Enrique town in early October as part of the government’s “Free Wi-Fi for All” program, which also covers first to sixth class municipalities.

Up next in the province are nine other municipalities, including E.B. Magalona, Pulupandan, Ilog, Murcia, Candoni, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Hinigaran, and Binalbagan.

Republic Act 10929, or the “Free Internet Access in Public Places Act”, mainly aims to promote knowledge-building among citizens and enabling them to participate in the evolving information and communication age.

The law provides for free internet at access points, such as national and local government offices, public basic education institutions, state universities and colleges, technology institutions, public hospitals, health centers, rural health units, public parks, plazas, libraries, barangay reading centers, public airports and seaports, and public transport terminals. (PNA)

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

BDO Regains Momentum In 3Q 2020

BDO reports positive results in its income despite the pandemic.

India: Doctors On Strike As Virus Cases Soar Past 7.9M

Senior doctors at government-run hospitals in India’s capital Delhi wore black ribbons on their arms on Monday to support their colleagues for non-payment of salaries since June.

Colegio De San Jose Adapts Virtual Learning In The New Normal In Partnership With Globe

Globe continues to support schools in its transformation to provide blended learning for their students.

Hontiveros Files Resolution For The ‘World Day Of The Poor’ On Nov. 15

"Ngayong nasa gitna tayo ng krisis, mas marami ang nagugutom at naghihirap. We can't turn a blind eye to them. Now, more than ever, we need to sustain our compassion to help the poor and reach out to them. Bilang lingkod ng bayan, huwag natin silang kalimutan. Huwag natin silang pabayaan at patuloy tayong magsilbi para sa kanila gaya ng ating sinumpaan."

Bacolod City Shares Best COVID-19 Practices With Other LGUs

Bacolod City shares its best practices in responding to the COVID-19 crisis with some LGUs in Negros Occidental and other provinces in Western Visayas.

DOH To LGUs: Screen Evacuees For COVID-19 Symptoms

The Department of Health has advised LGUs to always check evacuees for COVID-19 symptoms and to isolate those with symptoms from the evacuation sites.

Gov’t Allows Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Study To Resume

Angkas at Joyride, pwede na ulit!

NFA-8 Readies Rice Stocks For Calamities

NFA Eastern Visayas regional manager Arlene Tanseco said current stocks in NFA warehouses will last until early 2021 based on current demand for government rice in the region.