Neg. Or. public high schools receive free Internet access from Globe Telecom

September 6, 2009 3:12 pm 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 6 –- Twenty-five public high schools in Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental on Friday received a one-year free Internet access from Globe Telecom Inc. under its Internet in Schools Program.

According to Jeffrey Tarayao, head of Globe’s Community Relations Department, the partnership is in line with Globe’s corporate social responsibility arm, Globe Bridging Communities, where public high schools are being recognized for their commitment to provide sustainable Internet service.

Among the recipient schools are the Dumaguete City National High School, Herminigilda F. Gloria High School, Taclobo National High School and the Ramon Teves Pastor Memorial-Dumaguete Science High School; Bais City National High School in Bais City, Novallas High School, Azagra High School, Lourdes L. del Prado Memorial National High School, Tanjay Legislated High School, Tanjay City Science High School and Tanjay National High School in Tanjay City.

Fourteen schools from the Division of Negros Oriental are also included in Globe’s Internet in Schools Program (ISP). There are the La Lilbertad National High School, Valencia National High School, Jimalalud National High School, Kauswagan High School, Manjuyod National High School, Demetrio Alviola National High School, Pamplona National High School, Jantianon National High School, Siaton National High School, Antonio B. Alejado Memorial National High School, Apolinar Macias Memorial High School, Santiago Delmo National High School, Jose B. Cardenas Memorial High School and the Negros Oriental High School.

The Negros Oriental High School was among the three public high schools in the country to pilot the Globe Internet project in October 2001, said Tarayao.

The recipient schools in Negros Oriental also received each a 4-in-1 printer and an eight-foot signage which they can display at their campuses.

Dumaguete City is one of the first cities in the country to be 100 percent connected to the Internet with five out of the six schools connected by Globe.

ISP is one of the major education programs of Globe BridgeCom, which utilizes Globe Broadband to provide free Internet connectivity to public high schools where applicable.

According to Tarayao, of the 2,600 high schools in the country today that are connected to the Internet, 950 of these are powered by Globe.

One requirement under the program is the commitment and cooperation of the local government unit to provide the needed funds for infrastructure requirements to include at least 10 computer units in each school.

Globe is also eyeing to provide 20 more public high schools in Negros Oriental with Internet connectivity in the coming months. (PNA) scs/JFP


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