1. Free Wifi for Cebu
The struggle of having to research for homework and having your own online business is about to be greatly reduced. If the lack of internet connection has been your greatest problem, the government now has a solution.
Cebu is the priority in the Visayas for the government’s Free WiFi project for the country. It’s start to set this July, ahead of schedule as it was expected to begin sometime near the end of the year. At present, “only about half of our population has access to the Internet,” said Monchito Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Technology Office during the Cebu Information and Communications Technology, and Business Process Management (ICT-BPM) Conference at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel last Thursday, June 2, 2015.
It was not specified which municipalities will be taking part in this July’s rollout of free WiFi; only that priority will be given to class 3 to 6 municipalities and it will be accessible in public areas such as parks, government offices, libraries, schools and the like with a speed of 256 kbps for 200,000 users simultaneously accessing the internet. The aim is to provide far-flung areas with internet access to create “a more robust and dynamic economy.”
What’s the next step for us? To dream bigger. Feel free to sleep better with thoughts of accomplished assignments and rising online sales.
2. Halad Alang Kang Lolo ug Lola Resulted in 1,200 Happy Seniors
At 60 years of age and older, we want our grandparents taken cared of and now the government is doing just that.
Last June 25, roughly 1,231 seniors received packs of rice and food from the program. The distribution occurred at Brgy. Vito and Brgy Tunghaan, Minglanilla with 475 and 756 recipients, respectively. According to Vito Brgy. Capt. Jennifer Lariosa, the program allows the senior citizens feel cared for by the government.
The Halad Alang Kang Lolo ug Lola is an ongoing project that serves senior citizens in a different location every month. Only a month before, 1,280 senior citizens from 15 barangays in Consolacion were beneficiaries of food packs containing milk, canned goods and noodles. Now you can tell your lolo and lola to relax more, lean back and enjoy retirement age like they’re supposed to.