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Manila City goes Digital Transformation powered by Globe GoWiFi and GCash

Hon. Mayor Isko signs MOA for Digital Transformation enabling Globe and GCash

Globe Telecom paves the way as Manila City goes Digital Transformation powered by Globe GoWiFi and GCash by providing fast and reliable internet connectivity in key areas and delivering financial technology services to the city’s scholars with GCash. Globe Telecom CEO Ernest Cu and Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to make GoWiFi available at Manila City Hall, Ospital ng Maynila, Tondo Medical Center, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Tondo National High School, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and Universidad de Manila.

Ernest Cu and Hon. Mayor Isko Moreno signing a MOA to empower students from the City of Manila
Hon. Mayor Isko signs MOA to deploy Go WiFi and empower students with GCash

The MOA also covers the use of GCash  as the official financial services platform to send allowances and other monetary benefits to about 15,000 scholars under the Office of the Manila City Mayor. Students will receive a corresponding GCash Mastercard to withdraw their cash allowance, and will also serve as their official identification card as a bonafide scholarship beneficiary of the city.

Cu said that the collaboration with the City of Manila is a first step in contributing to the city’s digital transformation initiatives. “Providing free WiFi services via GoWiFi and bringing financial inclusivity via GCash are just the initial undertakings from our end to contribute to the digitalization efforts of the city. Our goal is to provide the entire digital ecosystem of Globe for Manilenos to enjoy their digital lifestyle,” he revealed. “Also, with Globe at Home WiFi, students can have a portable device, avail of internet connection at very low and affordable prices which students can use in making their projects and homework, it’s just like borrowing a book from the library and return it the next day,” he added.

Cu also signified intention to improve the Globe network in the city to enable its digitalization. “We need to build additional 100 wireless sites to improve the signal in Manila, with the support of Mayor Isko Moreno to cut the lengthy and long processing of permits and licenses in order to construct towers for cellsites, this can now be possible,” he added.

Manila City goes Digital Transformation powered by Globe Go WiFi and GCash

Globe also has several ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives as part of its sustainability program directly benefited Mañilenos, such as the Globe Plastic Xchange program held in Brgy. 455 last September 14 where single use plastics were collected in exchange for rewards points, turnover of information and communication technologies equipment and a computer lab to Manila Science High School, roll-out of Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) to Manila Science High School students in 2016 to teach them responsible use of the internet and which will be adopted in the curriculum of the Department of Education for all public schools including those in Manila City, and Globe’s participation in the Manila Bay coastal clean-up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources this September 21.

Manila City goes Digital Transformation powered by Globe Go WiFi and GCash

GoWiFi continues its expansion plans nationwide, particularly in high-traffic areas like malls, hospitals, and schools to make high-quality internet connection accessible and affordable to more Filipinos. As of the first half of the year, GoWiFi is accessible in 2,500 sites nationwide, up by 500 sites from the previous year.

Manila City goes Digital Transformation powered by Globe Go WiFi and GCash

To date, GCash has made financial transactions easier for its 20 million registered users. And with over 70,000 partner merchants in the country, it truly has helped revolutionize the way Filipinos transact.

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