MANILA–The Quezon City Council has approved a resolution that urges barangays to provide free internet services to allow access to government services online.
“Despite the fact that almost each Filipino owns at least one phone or mobile device, a significant portion of the population still do not benefit from internet access,” the council said in the resolution
Quezon City Councilor Aly Medalla explained that the move is necessary to support technological capabilities and the needs of residents since some of them still do not have internet access.
Earlier, the State of Broadband report found that only 37 percent of Filipinos used the internet in 2013, falling short of the world average of 37.9 percent. It also ranked the Philippines as 106 out of the 191 countries evaluated.