By Junex Doronio
SILANG, Cavite — Saying that he belives that the internet should be a right and not a privilege, Governor Jonvic Remulla on Tuesday revealed that the Cavite province is set to roll out a free Wi-Fi system which will be used for the educational needs of students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rumored to be eyeing the vice presidential seat in 2022, Remulla exuded confidence that his free Wifi program will be successful and serve as a beacon for empowerment.
“I am very happy to announce that the Province of Cavite is about to embark in a massive rollout of Free WiFi system that shall cover (up to 90%) of the residential areas,” Remulla said in his Facebook post.
The governor further bared that during the ongoing quarantine period, the #CaviteFreeWiFi system will be purely utilized for the education system of public school or DepEd students which they can access using their ID number.
He noted that as much as the Duterte administration has invested in infrastructure through the Build, Build, Build Program, the government should also accelerate the infrastructure for Broadband as well as the transformative “Internet of Things”.
“As a leader, I believe that the path forward should be led by a government that shall invest in the capabilities of the people to be part of a very dynamic and progressive Knowledge Revolution,” Remulla stressed.
He explained that when the economy overcomes its current challenges, the internet infrastructure can then be used as a tool for research, connectivity, online retail, and knowledge generation.
“Ang kuwento ng ating bansa ay puno ng larawan ng mga manlalakbay na walang tigil sa paghahanap ng mas masaganang buhay,” Remulla said.