Iloilo City eyes free internet in plazas, public areas


If plans push through, netizens in Iloilo City will soon enjoy free internet service in plazas and other key public areas.

Mayor Jerry Treñas announced this during the regular flag raising ceremony, saying Smart Communications has signified its intent to provide such services.

Treñas said the services are eyed in City Hall, Esplanade area, bike lanes in the Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue in Mandurriao district, and public plazas in the metro (

He added Smart also committed to provide applications for booking hotel accommodations and easy payment on selected financial transactions

Meanwhile, the City Council on Tuesday referred the proposed Memorandum of Agreement of the city government and Smart Communications Inc. to the Committee on Rules of the Sangguniang Panlungsod for study, report, and recommendation.