Globe to deploy GoWiFi in Manila, disburse GCash to scholars


Globe Telecom is collaborating with the city government of Manila to provide wireless Internet connectivity in key areas with GoWifi and delivering financial technology services to the city’s scholars with GCash.

Photo shows Globe CEO Ernest Cu (right) with Manila mayor Isko Moreno during the MOA signing

Globe chief Ernest Cu and Manila 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, and Universidad de Manila.

The MOA also covers the use of GCash as the official financial services platform to send allowances and other monetary benefits to about 15,000 scholars under the Office of the City Mayor.

Students will receive a corresponding GCash Mastercard to withdraw their cash allowance, and will also serve as their official identification card as a bona fide scholarship beneficiary of the city.

Cu said the collaboration with the City of Manila is a first step in contributing to the city’s digital transformation initiatives.

“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,” he revealed.

Cu also signified intention to improve the Globe network in the city to enable its digitalization. “We need to build additional 100 wireless sites to improve the signal in Manila,” Cu said.