THE Department of Information, Communications and Technology (DICT) is eyeing to upgrade the internet connectivity in Boracay Island and other tourism destinations in the country.

DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy said in an interview that he received numerous concerns on the slow internet connection in the resort island upon his arrival.

Uy was in Boracay on August 26-27 as he was keynote speaker of the 10th ICT Organization (Victor) Conference held at Carmela Resort.

"Since I was invited by the confab of the ICTY Council in the Visayas, I decided to visit the state of the ICT in this resort island. I want to see how the DICT could be able to help in the needs of both tourists and the residents. I am disappointed to learn that Boracay is a global tourism destination and yet the internet access is slow," he said.

Uy is planning to use the “Wi-Fi for all” program of the DICT as means to improve the internet access in Boracay.

"Faster internet connectivity is important especially in Boracay because tourists could be able to post their enjoyment while on vacation in this resort island, which further promotes our tourism areas. Also, faster internet connectivity is essential for security concerns to our Philippine National Police and the online learnings of our students," he added.

Uy also visited the command center of the local government, as well as the island’s three public schools: Balabag Elementary School, Manoc Manoc Elementary School and the Yapak Elementary Schoolto. (SunStar Philippines)