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Senate panel OKs additional P1.68 B in 2018 CHED budget

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The Senate finance committee increases the CHED's proposed budget for 2017 from P12.41 billion to P14.1 billion, but this excludes funds for the free tuition law

BUDGET APPROVED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan smiles during the Senate finance committee hearing on their proposed 2018 budget. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Does the Wi-Fi on EDSA work?

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:26 AM

DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima assures commuters the connection is not only fast but also secure

FREE WI-FI. Free internet connection along EDSA is only the beginning of the Duterte administration's goal of providing an open portal to the worldwide web in all public spaces.

Free Wi-Fi for 1st 30 minutes along EDSA starting June 12

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:00 PM

After the 1st 30 minutes users can extend for P20 for two hours valid for two days or P50 for 10 hours valid for 5 days

WIFI. With a backhaul capacity of up to one gigabit per second, Smart Communications says its Wi-Fi services can support up to 3,000 connected users

House passes 45 bills on final reading after summer break

May 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients and one that mandates free public internet access

FIRST DAY HIGH. The House of Representatives approve on 3rd reading a total of 45 bills on May 2. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House approves free public Wi-Fi bill on 2nd reading

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The Senate already approved the bill on final reading Thus the bill is a step closer to becoming a law

FREE WI-FI. Congressmen oks on 2nd reading a bill mandating free public Wi-Fi in the country.

Senate approves bill on free public Wi-Fi

Mar 13, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED Voting 18 0 senators approve the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act on 3rd and final reading

Senate poised to pass bill on free public Wi-Fi

Mar 12, 2017 - 7:40 PM

The House of Representatives is also expected to approve the measure on 2nd reading by Wednesday March 15

Want free public WiFi? Slash processing time of permits – DICT

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The requirements are very simple But it takes a month or two or three before [local governments] provide right of way says the department’s project manager for the free public WiFi program

FRAYED CONNECTION. The issue with LGU permits remains unresolved, hindering the speed at which the DICT and its partners can roll out its free WiFi project.

Free Wi-Fi projects slowed down by delayed LGU permits

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Telcos and the DICT say the long road to securing permits from LGUs hinders them from putting up infrastructure quickly

CONNECTED NATION. Bills pushing for free internet can transform the value of an internet connection from being a privilege to a right

P1.76B earmarked for free Wi-Fi in proposed 2017 budget

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:45 PM

With the proposed funding the project which aims to provide free broadband internet access to 1 462 towns and 44 key cities nationwide is sustained says Senator Ralph Recto

Free Wi-Fi nationwide: A rundown of government initiatives

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:37 PM

These are the elected leaders and agencies pushing for an internet for all ideal

CONNECTED NATION. The big hope is that these programs will allow more Filipinos to go online. Illustration by Nina Martinez

Free Wi-Fi at NAIA, LRT, MRT, select transpo hubs in 100 days

Jul 13, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The Philippine government taps PLDT s Smart to offer free Wi Fi at the country s major transportation hubs

TAPPING THE PRIVATE. Transport chief Tugade (right) thanks PLDT's Alberto (left) and Pangilinan (center) for supporting the department's advocacy. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

DOTC chief's goal in 100 days: Cleaner toilets, faster Wi-Fi at NAIA

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:23 PM

One of the small basic problems which irritated the community is the issue of maintenance of the washrooms and utilities inside the airport We ll address that in 100 days says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

PRIVATE-PUBLIC COOPERATION. Transportation Secretary Tugade (center) asked for PAL's Jaime Bautista's (right) and Cebu Pacific's Lance Gokongwei's (left) help to maintain NAIA toilets. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

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Jul 09, 2015 - 6:10 PM

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Coming soon: Free Wi-Fi in Davao City

Jul 09, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Under the project the Wi Fi signal at each of the facilities will be able to conduct a maximum of 50 users at a time says the science department

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May 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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House OKs free public Wi-Fi bill on final reading

May 29, 2015 - 12:58 PM

House Bill 1550 seeks to provide free public Wi Fi in national government offices municipal halls and provincial capitols state universities and colleges public parks and plazas state hospitals and public terminals

FREE WIFI? The Free Public Wifi Bill is set to take the House Plenary.