MANILA, Philippines — Residents of Pag-asa Island and the municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan acquired free web entry after the Division of Info and Communications Know-how put in VSAT know-how on the territory.
The islands are within the westernmost tip of the Philippine territory, and are thought of among the many remotest within the nation.
“As we carry connectivity to distant areas of the nation, together with unserved and underserved areas, we’re empowering our residents and enhancing their participation within the international digital financial system,” mentioned DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II.
“This 12 months, we’re intensifying the implementation of our connectivity packages to realize extra inclusive ICT entry.”
It took personnel from DICT Luzon Cluster 3 72 hours to journey from the Palawan mainland to the islands.
The efforts to carry free web entry to the islands is a part of the DICT’s drive to ramp up connectivity within the geographically remoted areas throughout the Philippines.
Cluster 3 additionally turned over three laptops from the DICT Tech4ED Program to provide free ICT entry to Pag-asa Island residents by way of the Tech4ED Middle that can be established within the island.
DICT LC3-Palawan Provincial Engineer, Engr. Virgo Pinangay, along with Hon. Roberto Del Mundo, Municipal Mayor of Kalayaan; Hon. Hermoso Ornopia, Municipal Vice Mayor of Kalayaan; together with the remainder of the Native Authorities Unit (LGU) personnel of Kalayaan, took cost of the connectivity program.
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