Capi­tol launches free In­ter­net ac­cess

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Stories - By Al­wen Salir­ing

Free in­ter­net ac­cess is now avail­able at the pro­vin­cial capi­tol af­ter the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment of Misamis Ori­en­tal launched on Mon­day, Septem­ber 25, free Wifi in­ter­net ac­cess any­where within the capi­tol com­pound.

Gov­er­nor Yevgeny ‘Bambi' Emano said in­ter­net ac­cess nowa­days has be­come very use­ful prompt­ing the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment to part­ner with the Philip­pine Long Dis­tance Tele­phone (PLDT)Smart Com­mu­ni­ca­tions to pro­vide free Wi-Fi in­ter­net con­nec­tion.

"Not only for the few but most of us ride the ad­vent of tech­nol­ogy. It is the best and quick­est way to con­nect to our love ones here and abroad. It has been the norm of the en­tire world. It is ac­tu­ally our main pur­pose of launch­ing the free Wi-Fi ac­cess to each Misamis­non and Ka­gay-anon,"Emano said.

The gov­er­nor said Misamis Ori­en­tal is the first prov­ince to launch the free Wi-Fi ac­cess among all other prov­inces in North­ern Min­danao.

Emano is grate­ful to the PLDT-Smart group led by its man­ager, Jimmy Chu, for the trust and con­fi­dence to the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for this mer­i­to­ri­ous un­der­tak­ing that would ben­e­fit in­ter­net users.

"Es­pe­cially those less priv­i­leged who can't af­ford, they can al­ready use the in­ter­net in the capi­tol to con­nect to peo­ple and to help clients of nearby agen­cies like the Na­tional Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (NBI) to re­trieve doc­u­ments through the in­ter­net,"Emano said.

Emano, how­ever, said he wants to make it dif­fi­cult to ac­cess web­sites in­ap­pro­pri­ate for mi­nors.

The gov­er­nor also as­sured that free in­ter­net con­nec­tion will not ham­per the daily ac­tiv­i­ties and work of capi­tol em­ploy­ees and so de­liv­ery of ba­sic ser­vices is also not dis­turbed.

"Pre­vi­ously we have tri­me­dia now we have quad me­dia be­cause of in­ter­net. Dako usab ikata­bang kini sa atong tur­ismo. Even­tu­ally we will be stricter es­pe­cially in mon­i­tor­ing the chil­drenusers those that are not suit­able for them es­pe­cially that we are near the schools. Of course it will be part of our se­cu­rity mea­sures,"Emano said.

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