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|Sen. Franklin Drilon partners with GILAS to provide Internet to 40 public high schools in Negros Occidental|
|Tuesday, 09 August 2011 00:00|
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Forty public high schools in Negros Occidental are now equipped with the latest in Internet technology, thanks to a 4-million peso grant from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Hon. Franklin Drilon, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines and a true son of Western Visayas.
In a special ceremony held just recently, Sen. Drilon, along with GILAS, represented by Ayala Foundation President Victoria P. Garchitorena and the provincial government of Negros Occidental, represented by Gov. Albert Marañon, turned over the 40 Internet-connected schools to the Department of Education. The grant was undertaken under the GILAS (Gearing up Internet Literacy and Access for Students) project, a multi-sectoral consortium that aims to provide computers and Internet connectivity to public high schools across the Philippines. Currently, out of the total 113 public high schools across Negros Occidental, there are now a total of 75 public high schools, including the 40 school beneficiaries, which are now connected to the World Wide Web.