Friday, February 25, 2011

For Edsa rites, People Power monument becomes Wi-Fi zone

Putting a tech twist on today’s 25th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, a portion of the historic highway covering the vicinity of the People Power Monument is being made a Wi-Fi zone.

The Edsa People Power Commission put in the Wi-Fi capability to give social networking fanatics, media, bloggers and other spectators a chance to send status messages, updates, tweets and photos as the events unfold.

An estimated 35,000 people are expected to troop to Edsa to attend the celebration.

The Edsa People Power Commission, headed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, and Maria Montelibano, head of the Edsa 25th celebration, has partnered with Globe Telecom to provide broadband Internet facilities.

This marks the first time that free Wi-Fi connection in Edsa was provided, with the Edsa People Power Commission managing the Wi-Fi access.

Key activities include the flag-raising ceremony with prominent leaders of the Edsa People Power Revolution, a job fair at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), a boodle fight near the People Power Monument, the reenactment of the “salubong,” where the military and the civilians met near Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame, and a live musical variety show and OPM concert, spearheaded by Edsa People Power commissioner Ogie Alcasid.

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