The island of Semirara in the town of Caluya, Antique has secured digital transformation through the partnership of its local government, Globe Telecom Inc., and Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC).
Over 19,000 residents of the island where operations of SMPC are located will benefit from a project of upgrading cell towers the mining firm worked with the help of Globe Telecom.
“Digital inclusion is a huge undertaking because it requires cooperation from a broad set of stakeholders—private enterprises, local residents, and local government,” said Globe president and chief executive Ernest Cu in a Manila Standard report.
The said project will improve the voice and video communication in the island through the introduction of LTE technology.
This better network connectivity allows the linkage between the island and the outside world allowing typhoon forecasts readily available to the island residents particularly the fisherfolk community.
Meanwhile, a financial tech startup of Ant Financial, Globe Telecom, and Ayala Corp. called Mynt is arranging SMPC with a modern payroll solution which will easily disburse salaries, loans, or allowances from the company.
Semirara employees of 3,300 individuals will benefit from the company payroll upgrade plus Globe Telecom’s GCash service.
Other programs by the telecom company in the island the Digital Thumbprint Program by Globe Bridging Communities which educated student about their online behavior.