FREE WiFi access is now available at the Mandaluyong City Hall Executive Building with the partnership between the Mandaluyong LGU and Globe Telecom.
Also available as well at the building will be Globe’s AMBER (Automated Mobile Blaster) texting solution to the local government unit’s vaccination program.
Mayor Menchie Abalos (2nd from left) led the ceremonial activation of the GoWiFi service at the city hall together with (from left) Vice Mayor Anthony Suva, Globe Digital Solutions Group Director for Business Development and Marketing Janis Racpan and Globe Business Sales Director Michael Agustin.
They were also joined via Zoom by Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, and Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications of Globe Telecom.
Other local government facilities will soon be equipped with GoWifi so that that public will have the opportunity to be connected online using their smartphones.
Maquera said mobile messaging has been playing a significant part in driving vaccination efforts of LGUs because it is fast and a direct way to connect to people and efficiently disseminate important information. “We hope that Globe’s GoWifi and AMBER technologies will help improve emergency preparedness and manage the safety of Mandaleños.“
Mayor Abalos, on the other hand, stressed the importance of Globe’s AMBER texting solution since it will boost the city government’s capability to reach more individuals via text message regarding vaccination schedules and other COVID-19 vaccine information.
“Our IT personnel send thousands of vaccination schedules via text messages to Mandaleños in a day. You can just imagine how many messages each personnel will have to send,” Abalos explained. “Now that we have Globe’s AMBER tied to our MandaVax system, they can send these reminders more efficiently.”
Mayor Abalos hopes that the new city hospital being constructed along F. Martinez Street will also have Globe’s GoWifi service and has instructed the engineering department to prioritize the internet infrastructure in the said facility before it opens.
“That particular area (Welfareville) has little to no network signal and we all know how important internet connectivity is now for people and the medical industry. We’re happy that Globe will be helping us on this.“