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Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO/RYAN LEAGOGO

MANILA, Philippines—Waiting sheds equipped with free Wi-Fi service and solar-powered streetlights will soon be installed in Manila, in line with the local government’s revival plans for the city.

Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso earlier this week said a private company would shoulder the cost of the Internet connection and the building of waiting sheds at designated bus stops.

On Friday, Mayor Joseph Estrada signed a memorandum of agreement with Global Gold Goal Inc., represented by its president and chief executive officer Frederick Ordoñez, for the donation of almost 10,000 solar-powered LED streetlights worth P2.2 billion.

“These projects are timely because the city has no funds. The private companies will build these at no cost to the city and yet the people will benefit,” Estrada said.

The city is billed around P18 million monthly for the streetlights’ power supply alone, an amount which Estrada said could be reduced with the installation of solar-powered lamps. City Hall expects them to cover Manila’s six districts in three phases within two years.

Both the waiting sheds and streetlights will be fitted with monitoring cameras, as well as LED signboards for advertisements.

Domagoso said commuters may start seeing the Wi-Fi-ready waiting sheds within the next two weeks along loading and unloading zones for buses, as designated by the city’s Traffic Management Committee.

A list of these loading-unloading zones was attached to a proposed measure amending Ordinance No. 8092, or the Traffic Management Code of the City of Manila, which the City Council recently passed on second reading.

They include Quirino-Taft Avenue, Park N’ Ride Lawton Terminal, España before Lacson (for northbound buses coming from Cavite province); the footbridge in front of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila Multimodal Terminal, Luneta Park, Quirino-Taft Avenue (eastbound coming from Fairview); V. Mapa, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Pureza Street, Arlegui Street, and Park N’ Ride Lawton Terminal (westbound coming from San Juan).

“This goes to show that while we’re enforcing traffic discipline, the city government is also sensitive to the plight of commuters,” Domagoso said.


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  • ranjoranido

    i think this is a good deal. win win for the local govt of manila and dun sa nag donate. yung ibang city na may wifi galing sa tax ang pinang bili nila di pa natin alam kung may monkey business na ngyari. eto for free nila nakuha pero syempre dapat may pabor din sa nagdonate which is yung pag flash ng advertisement sa led. renovated waiting shed with wifi plus sila narin ang mag mamaintain nyan kasi kung pumangit di na effective ang ads.

  • 33Sam

    I WAS RIGHT.

    ESTRADA’S STREETLAMP PROGRAM IS SPY TOOLS

    “Both the waiting sheds and streetlights will be fitted with monitoring cameras, as well as LED signboards for advertisements.”

    THEY ARE FOOLING YOU INTO BEING AN EASY TARGET FOR DRONES AND SATELLITE WEAPONS.

    YOU WILL BE MONITORED FOR EVERYTHING YOU SAY AND DO AND WHEN THEY DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU THINK, YOU WILL BE EASY TO MONITOR, TRACK AND EXTERMINATED.

    THE ACLU ALREADY MADE NOTIFICATION THAT THESE STREETLAMPS WOULD RECORD YOUR CONVERSATIONS AND USE THEM AGAINST YOU WITHOUT A WARRANT!!!

    https://www.acluDOTorg/blog/technology-and-liberty-national-security-criminal-law-reform/gunshot-detectors-aclus-view

    ADD TO THAT FACE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY THAT SINCE YOU FLIPPERS ARE SO TRENDY AND HAVE TO BLOW YOUR WAD ON FACEBOOK, YOU WILL BE EASILY RECOGNIZABLE TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO DO YOU HARM. SCAN WHERE YOU ARE IN THE CITY AND TAKE YOU OUT OR REALIZE YOU ARE NOT HOME BECAUSE YOU CAN BE SEEN AT THE WAITING SHED.

    SECURITY HAS NOW TAKEN ON A NEW DYNAMIC.

    THIS ALLOWS GOVERNMENT TO WAYLAY ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURES CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS LIKE THE AMERICAN 4TH AMENDMENT, SPY AND PRESS CHARGES AGAINST YOU.

    MEANWHILE WHERE ARE THE SWIFT COUNTERMEASURES TO GO ALONG WITH THIS SPY TECHNOLOGY??

    WILL A POLICE FORCE BE THERE IN A FLASH TO SAVE YOU WHILE THEY CAN SEE YOU BEING RAPED, ROBBED OR SHOT ON CAMERA???

    AND IT WILL BE A CONNECTIVITY DEVICE TO USE MICROWAVES AND ELF AGAINST YOU!!!

    YOU STUPID FLIPPERS CAN NOT SEE THE LINKS IN THE CHAIN YOU WRAP AROUND YOURSELVES.

    SERVES YOU RIGHT!!!

    BE QUICK OR BE DEAD!!!

    YOU ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO POSSES ASTUTE SURVIVAL INSTINCTS!!!

    TECH “SAVVY” IDIOTS HAVE NO CLUE THAT WIFI IS THE PESTICIDE FOR YOUR BRAIN AND INTERNAL ORGANS.

    ELF WEAPONS USE MICROWAVES.

    ITS WHAT THEY USED ON AARON ALEXIS AT THE WASHINGTON D.C. NAVY BASE SHOOTING SEPT. 16, 2013. ALEXIS COMPLAINED THE PENTAGON WAS USING ELF (EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY) WEAPONS AT HIM WHICH CREATED THE VOICES IN HIS HEAD. THE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS AND ALEXIS, HAVING WORKED ON THESE SECRET WEAPONS HAD A HIGH SECURITY CLEARANCE TO GET ON BASE AND WENT AFTER THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE, BUT THE GOVERNMENT TURNED HIS PROBLEM INTO A “CRAZED” SHOOTER SCENARIO BY LYING IN THE MEDIA.

    YOU CAN BUY THESE DEVICES THAT PUT VOICES IN YOUR HEAD.

    http://www.holosonicsDOTcom/

    ELF WEAPONS CAN MAKE YOU DO WHAT YOU WOULD NOT DO NORMALLY. FORCE YOU TO MAKE MOVEMENTS OR DECISIONS YOU WOULD NOT IN YOUR RIGHT MIND DO.

    THE GOVERNMENT/PENTAGON HAS EXPERIMENTED WITH ELF AND MICROWAVES THAT CONTROL PEOPLE EVEN IN LARGE GROUPS LIKE AN ENTIRE CITY SINCE THE 1950′S.

    WIFI THROUGH A LAPTOP WILL STERILIZE YOU AS IT SITS NEXT TO YOUR GENITALS.

    WHAT MORE WIFI THROUGH A SMART PHONE???

    WIFI EVERYWHERE IS BATHING YOU IN MICROWAVES.

    THE SIGNAL STRENGTH OF MICROWAVES USED IS BEING WEAPONIZED TO UNSAFE LEVELS.

    BUT SINCE YOU PEOPLE ARE TOO DUMB TO FIGURE ANYTHING OUT, YOU SWALLOW THE TECHNOLOGY AS SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING..

    YOUR GOVERNMENT IS PLAYING WITH YOUR HEALTH!!!

    AND YOU ARE DEAD FROM THE NECK UP!!!

    GO AHEAD EMBRACE THE NEXT DEMOCIDE TOOL.

    HEY GOVERNMENT LEADERS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE PUFFED UP ON POWER, YOU SHOULD HAVE A BRAIN TO GO WITH THE VANITY!!!

    GLOBALIST-EUGENICISTS WHO CONTROL YOUR LEADERS ARE BUILDING A CONCENTRATION CAMP OUT OF YOUR COUNTRY!!!

    IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE STUPID, NO ONES FAULT BUT YOUR OWN!!!

    THIS IS MARTIAL LAW GONE DIGITAL!!!

    • ranjoranido

      baliw.

  • desi derata

    The “city has no funds”? How much did the city pay for the murals of estrada/moreno? Giant faces of estrada when he was young and moreno dominate the waiting shed landscape. Parehong walang pakundangan sa “Epal” law. Parehong bopol kasi, anyway bopols din naman ang mga taga-Maynila.

    Estrada should remit the money he stole from the govt. The court decided that joseph estrada should return 160M pesos immediately.

  • noypi_07

    X-deal, not free or donation. anlaki kaya kikitain nila sa Ads.

  • Steven Rogers

    It would be interesting to know who owns “Global Gold Goal”, which doesn’t even seem to have a website, and what their actual business is. Who is actually putting up the money, and who is supplying the hardware? It’s possible, for example, that somebody with a bunch of black money could funnel it through GGG, and buy the stuff (overpriced) from an importer that he owns (no bidding, it’s a donation) as a way to launder the funds. Hard to know without details, but it sounds a little too good to be true…

  • disqus_vU1klyrdjb

    “These projects are timely because the city has no funds. The private companies will build these at no cost to the city and yet the people will benefit,” Estrada said.

    Really, where did the money go? Your city ran out of money by September? Wow…

    Also, what company would donate P2.2 Billion in street lights that does not even have a website? Who is Frederick Ordonez and why would he make this deal with Estrada, for free?

    There are too many questions that makes this shady for me. Sorry, a company giving over 50 MILLION USD for free to an Estrada, does not make sense. The company has no website, where are they getting 50 million USD from to give it away to Estrada’s city?

  • Manila Ewoks

    teka teka,,sandali kukunin ko calculator ko..”10,000 solar-powered LED streetlights worth P2.2 billion.”.. tama ba? 220,000 pesos ang isang sp;ar LED streetlights? hmmm..donation nama e, libre…remember BIR, libre ha…



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