By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Mayoralty candidate Francis Zamora plans to make the city of San Juan a “smart city” by promising to install free WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) to all barangays.
“We will make San Juan a ‘smart city’ by digitally connecting the residents of San Juan (and installing) free WiFi to all barangays,” Zamora said.
The former San Juan vice mayor said he will integrate his program with the plans of the Department of Information and Technology which was tasked to lead the implementation of the Free Internet Access Program Law.
The law, which was signed by President Duterte on August 2017, requires government offices, schools, and public terminals among others to have free internet access available to the public.
Zamora, the secretary general of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), said they will also have a “San Juan City App” that will allow San Juaneños to conduct business with the city government.
Through the app, the public will also be able to seek emergency assistance from the police, firefighters, and hospitals.
Zamora has also vowed to implement the “San Juaneños First” policy where the people of San Juan are prioritized to be employed to jobs available in the city.
“I will talk with business owners and asked them to prioritize San Juan residents in their job hirings so that there will be no more unemployed San Juaneño,” Zamora said.
Son of re-electionist Congressman Ronny Zamora, Francis is running against Vice Mayor Janella Estrada who is the daughter of aspiring senator Jinggoy Estrada and step-granddaughter of outgoing San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez.