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Zamboangueños gathered to witness the launching of Pipol Konek active sites held at the Capitol Gymnasium of Zamboanga del Sur.

In line with its objective of Internet for all, Pipol Konek – Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project was launched at the Province of Zamboanga del Sur and the Municipality of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi on June 27, 2018 and August 8, 2018, respectively.

Held at the Capitol Gymnasium in Pagadian City, the launch in Zamboanga del Sur was administered by Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. and Mindanao Cluster 1 (MC1) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director Maria Teresa Camba. Provincial and local government officials, headed by Zamboanga del Sur Governor Antonio “Tony” Cerilles and Pagadian City Mayor Hon. Romeo Pulmones, also joined the event. The following Pipol Konek live sites were introduced to Zamboangueños:

  1. DICT Pagadian
  2. Rizal Park
  3. Western Mindanao State University – Pagadian City Campus
  4. Pagadian Airport
  5. Zamboanga del Sur School of Arts and Trades
  6. San Pedro National High School Annex
  7. Santa Lucia Health Center
  8. San Pedro Municipal Health Center
  9. Tawagan Sur National High School
  10. San Jose Brgy. Health Center
  11. Municipal Plaza of Dimataling
  12. Municipal Plaza of Dinas
  13. Municipal Plaza of Dumalinao
  14. Municipal Plaza of Kumalarang
  15. Municipal Plaza of Labangan
  16. Municipal Plaza of Tukuran
  17. Municipal Plaza of Ramon Magsaysay
  18. Ramon Magsaysay Town Hall
  19. Dumalinao Town Hall
  20. Dinas Town Hall
  21. Dimataling Town Hall
  22. Dinas National High School
  23. Ramon Magsaysay Rural Health Unit
  24. Ramon Magsaysay Town Plaza
  25. Dumalinao Rural Health Unit
  26. Municipal Plaza of Pitogo
  27. Margosatubig Town Plaza
  28. Municipal Plaza of Margosatubig
  29. Municipal Plaza of Tabina

More than a month after the successful launch at Zamboanga del Sur, another launch was held at the Municipal Plaza of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. Present were Simunul Vice Mayor Wasilah T. Abdurahman and Simunul Department of Education (DepEd) District Supervisor Dr. Kiram K. Irilis. Representing DICT, meanwhile, were Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim, Administrative Service OIC Director Nestor Bongato, and MC1 OIC Director Maria Teresa Camba. Two (2) Pipol Konek sites were unveiled:

  1. Municipal Plaza of Simunul
  2. Simunul Town Plaza

Both events were conducted in coordination with the local government units of Pagadian City and Simunul and DICT Regional Office – MC1. The abovementioned sites are among almost 2,000 public places already live all over the country as of this writing.

Pipol Konek – Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project is an initiative of the DICT. The Project aims to improve internet accessibility, and in turn, enhance the quality of life of Filipinos nationwide.


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