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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DOST-ICTO to Hold Press Briefing on ICT Month, NSTW, Tech4Ed and Free Wi-Fi Project

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Due to the recent rationalization and re-organization of the Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO), it has been a while since the office has had a stand alone press briefing. nonetheless,  they are still very much active with their programs.

I am sure many of you have heard of their Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project. Some of you have even reported about it, in fact, it was even a trending topic on social media last month. Likewise, there had even been criticisms of the project on social media. The DOST-ICTO never had a media briefing about this project, and on 16 July they would be having one to answer any questions that the press and public might have about it as well as provide the latest updates.

The press briefing will be held at the DOST- ICT Office Seminar Room in Diliman Q.C. on Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:00a.m. and will be about the ICT Month, ICT Office preparations for the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) and updates on the Free Wi-Fi in Public Places Project.

The DOST-ICTO aims to spread awareness on the projects and activities that the office has been conducting to promote ICT as a relevant field of study and a competitive career choice for every Juan. In line with this, key representatives of the DOST-ICTO shall be discussing the highlights from this year's ICT Month, the sub-events in the upcoming NSTW, Tech4Ed, and updates on the Free Wi-Fi Project - known to be the flagship project of the agency. They are also going to discuss future strategic goals of the office to strengthen the ICT landscape and valuation in the country.

The speakers and panelists at the press briefing are:

Undersecretary Louis Napoleon Casambre - Executive Director of DOST-ICTO
Monchito Ibrahim - Deputy Executive Secretary of DOST-ICTO
Bettina Quimson - Deputy Executive Director of DOST-ICTO
Roy Espiritu - Spokesperson / Media Affairs of DOST-ICTO

Below is the official invite from Usec. Louis Napoleon Casambre, Executive Director of DOST-ICTO.

Members of the press and bloggers may attend the conference. We will give you updates on the discussions after the press briefing so be sure to be back here at or for updates.

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