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|Foundation to bring free
e-mail project to Cagayan
Posted: 7:08 PM (Manila Time) | June 18, 2001
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THE PH Domain Foundation will launch its
third community-based free Internet e-mail project in Barangay
Minanga Norte, Iguig, Cagayan Province on June 22, in cooperation
with the YMCA Women Empowerment and Development Program and the YMCA
of the Philippines.
The project aims to provide information
services to the rural poor by providing the computers, setting up a
local area network, and enabling this with free e-mail access,
according to a press statement.
It also hopes to foster a
hands-on-learning climate and give the underprivileged population
the benefits of Internet connectivity.
Dovetailing with the
foundation’s focus on enabling nationwide remote rural connectivity
is YMCA’s readiness and willingness to promote e-mail use for the
improvement of the quality of life. This improvement is not only
targeted at the residents of the particular barangay but other
community folk in the barrios and barangays of nearby
The foundation’s first two project sites
were in Gumaca, Quezon, with the Tañada para sa Tao Foundation as
local partner, and in Botolan, Zambales, with the Botolan Credit and
The foundation has also identified
other remote areas for replication of the project in the provinces
of Aurora, Batanes, Mountain Province, Pangasinan and Laguna for the
third quarter of this year.
The PH Domain Foundation is an
Internet-based, non-stock, non-profit organization set up to provide
free unlimited e-mail service to people in remote rural areas. The
foundation envisions an Internet market that has more women
involved, more rural areas connected, and more people using the