The Department of Information and Communications Technology – Mindanao Cluster 2 (MC2) provided Free Wi-Fi Internet Access through its Free Wi-Fi for All program in various locations in Bacolod and Maigo, Lanao del Norte.
“Your DICT continues to ramp up its deployment of Free Wi-Fi sites in various localities this year, thanks to the relentless efforts of our regional clusters and the continued support of local government units across the country,” DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II said.
The free Internet access points were deployed in the following locations:
- Bacolod Central Elementary School
- Bacolod Municipal Hall
- Bacolod Municipal Plaza
- Bacolod Municipal Police Station
- Bacolod Rural Health Unit
- Maigo Town Hall
- Maigo Municipal Plaza
- Maigo Rural Health Unit
- Mindanao State University – Maigo School of Arts and Trades
DICT MC2 expects to deploy more sites in the coming months as part of the intensified rollout of the project, particularly in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (or GIDA sites).
The Free Wi-Fi for All Program is one of the DICT’s flagship programs that aims to provide free internet access in public places nationwide, pursuant to Republic Act 10929 also known as the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act.
As of April 28, 2021, the Free Wi-Fi for All program had established a total of 8,851 sites in 1109 localities and 80 provinces.