Tipid sa baon! Rex Gatchalian signs deal with PLDT for free data for Valenzuela public HS, college students


Students in three Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (PLV), Valenzuela City Polytechnic College (ValPoly) and junior to senior high school students of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science (ValMaSci) no longer have to worry about data caps for online learning, thanks to a deal signed by Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian with PLDT.

Gatchalian recently announced the city government’s partnership with PLDT, which involves distributing more than 8,000 SMART 5G Ready SIM Cards with SMART GIGA Study Plan 299 and Microsoft 365 license to students.

He said the local government will shoulder the monthly data subscription of all students under the said prepaid custom plan. This includes 34 gigabytes of data allocation, 4 gigabytes open access data, and 1 gigabyte per day for study applications.

The free data subscription will allow students to maximize the use of Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) in online learning.

“We partnered Canvas with a very reliable partner so all the necessary ingredients for the success of your [student’s] continued education, nandiyan na (it is now available). Maximize the investment that the city is giving you,” Gatchalian said.