Monday, 28 November 2022 23:50


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In a bid to bridge connectivity through information technology between barangays and city hall bureaucracy, City Mayor Rolando "Klarex" Uy will be partnering with PLDT to provide free WiFi connection to around 60 barangays in Cagayan de Oro.
Last week, the city mayor met with PLDT Enterprise Vice President for Mindanao Benbrackie Melasa and his team to discuss the telecommunications company's proposal to provide free internet connection in the entire city.
According to Melasa, their proposal is in line with Mayor Klarex Uy's internet connectivity program as outlined in his RISE CDO development agenda.
The telecom company also plan to put up free internet connection in barangay covered courts, especially those near schools so that students could maximize its use.
Melasa said their proposed project with the city mayor will begin next year, with the goal of providing free WiFi to 60 barangays.
He added that if possible, they could start in big barangays like Barangays Carmen, Bulua and Bugo.
"We're trying to connect [the City Government] to its constituents, just like what he (Mayor Klarex) is doing every Saturday or every Thursday. The mayor goes to a certain barangay to be connected. It is in line with his vision," Melasa said. (JAS/Photos by RHOEL CONDEZA/CIO)