DENR, Lions Club to ink pact on free wifi

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Legazpi City “Host” MJF Lions Club are set to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to provide 60 units of pocket WiFi to deserving students of public elementary and high schools in the Bicol region.

In a meeting held recently, DENR Bicol OIC regional executive director, lawyer Antonio A. Abawag and Legazpi City “Host” MJF Lions Club led by its president, Ronaldo D. Ebrada, and of Region 5 (Bicol) Lions Club led by regional chairperson Edmundo “Ed” Barrios, finalized the long-planned Project Free LTE Pocket WiFi.

The DENR Bicol chief and the Lions Clubs top officials agreed to entered into a MOA for the donation and distribution of the pocket WiFi units to poor but deserving students of public schools to help them with their online classes.

The MOA to be signed by the top officials of the two groups soon provides that the DENR will provide the 60 units of pocket WiFi, while the different Lions Clubs from Legazpi City, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon will supply the free load of the pocket WiFi users.

Abawag said that the free pocket WiFi units will enable DENR offices in the Bicol region communicate with their stakeholders the department’s environmental advocacy programs, aside from helping the poorest of the poor families amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Project Free Pocket WiFi is a nationwide program initiated by the Lions Clubs International (LCI) District 301-A2 through District Governor Benny D. Antiporda, 2PMJF in collaboration with the DENR.