By Helen Castaño | 09:29 PM April 16, 2021
Smart Communications, Inc. gave free pocket wifi to high school and college students and youth organizations in Bohol province on Friday.
Maryknoll Daniel Romerde, customer development manager of Smart Communications, Inc. in Tagbilaran City, said that 300 pocket wifi devices were given to students and teachers as part of Smart Bro Donation program to help students in communicating during the semester.
Smart Bro Pocket WiFi is the perfect companion for students and teachers in the shift to blended learning. It is versatile enough that users can connect to the internet anytime, anywhere. As many as 5 gadgets can link up to it sharing the connection with the rest of the family.
Friday’s program was attended by beneficiaries from 14 towns in Bohol.
It was also graced by Bohol 2nd district Rep. Aris Aumentado and his wife Vanessa, Violy Reyes, wife of Ubay Mayor Constantino Reyes, Sangguniang Kabataan Federated President of Ubay Ron Adrian Boyonas, John Maraguinot of Youthlead Philippines and Smart heads and personnel.
Vanessa thanked Smart for including President Carlos P. Garcia, Getafe, Ubay, Bien Unido and Talibon in the second district.
“I would like to thank Smart Communications for this very functional, useful and timely gift for our students and teachers and youth. Naghunahuna sila asa makatabang that our students and teachers can adapt to the new normal,” Vanessa said in her speech.
“If wifi was a luxury or optional before, now it is already a necessity during the pandemic for students to succeed academically by means of accessibility and flexibility of learning,” she added.
At least 300 Smart pocket wifi were distributed to the beneficiaries after the short program.
Smart is the wireless subsidiary of the country’s largest and only integrated telco, PLDT Inc.
Violy Reyes, wife of Ubay Mayor Constan Reyes.