Manila, Philippines – The House of Representatives finally approved a bill that will put a free wireless Internet connection in public areas of the country such as parks , plazas and transport terminal .
The main purpose of the bill is to provide free source of internet connection for the people in public places , according to the author of House Bill No. 5791, Kabataan Party- list Rep. Terry Ridon.
The bill was also defended by the House Committee on Information and Communications Technology chairman Rep . Joel Roy Duavit of Rizal, to set it to the plenary of the Chamber.
Under the proposal , required the relevant agencies to put broadband hot spots in all national government offices ; the state university and colleges ; public parks and plazas ; public hospitals and public transportation terminals.
The free wi-fi internet connection should not apply any passwords, unless if there are some issues of security risks in the area where the wi-fi was installed.
The Information and Communications Technology Office ( ICTO ) of the Department of Science and Technology ( DOST ) is directed to lead the bill implementation of the said program.
The bill stated that there will be no charges to any public user of free wi- fi internet connection, and the user must be protected and respect their privacy for using it.