Capitol launches free Internet access
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.