MANILA, Philippines – Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) activated 32 internet sites in several military camps in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command.
In a statement Thursday (August 19), DICT said this was under its free wifi program and involved 16 locations.
The areas were Western Mindanao Headquarters, Camp Navarro General Hospital, Edwin Andrews Air Base (Headquarters, Hospital, Basic Operations and Elementary School), Joint Task Force Headquarters, Kuta Cesar L Sang –An Station Hospital, 44th Infantry Battalion and 102nd Infantry Brigade all in Zamboanga.
Other wifi locations were 102nd Infantry Brigade in Marawi, 6th Infantry Division, Maguindanao, 68th Infantry Battalion, Basilan, JTFU Sulu Camp Headquarters and Camp General Teodolfo Bautista Hospital in Jolo and 12th MBLT Turtle Island, Tawi-Tawi.
“As a former soldier, we recognize the importance of connection in the soldiers’ operational readiness, especially in our current situation,” DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan said in a statement. “That’s why DICT continues to implement free Wi-Fi sites in AFP military camps nationwide,” said Honasan, who was previously with the Navy.
“This support from the government can also be used by our soldiers to communicate with their families and girlfriends elsewhere in the country,” he added.
DICT said a total of 10,527 free wifi sites were deployed on August 5 this year.
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