“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. We need to build an additional 100 wireless sites to improve the signal in Manila.” ~Ernest Cu, Globe President, and CEO
Manila being the capital of our country the Philippines along with Globe spearheads the digital transformation of Manila. Signs MOA with Mayor Isko to deploy GoWiFi and to empower scholars with GCash.
Globe has collaborated with the City of Manila to spearhead the digital transformation of the country’s capital by providing fast and reliable internet connectivity in key areas with GoWifi and delivering financial technology services to the city’s scholars with GCash. Globe President and 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
- Universidad de Manila
Cu said that collaboration with the City of Manila is a first step in contributing to the city’s digital transformation initiatives. Cu also signified the intention to improve the Globe network in the city to enable its digitalization.
Globe also has several ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives as part of its sustainability program directly benefited Mañilenos, such as the:
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.
- Globe Plastic Xchange program held in Brgy. 455 last September 14 where single-use plastics were collected in exchange for rewards point.
- 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.
- Globe's participation in the Manila Bay coastal clean-up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources this September 21.