The diocese can now send church announcements, weather updates, and other information to priests and parishioners via text message.
More than one million residents in the communities of the Diocese of Dumaguete will now benefit from Smart Infocast, a text message broadcast solution by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications.
The SMS (short message service) platform will enable the diocese to send weather updates, church announcements, and other information to priests and parishioners via text message.
It also allows registered subscribers to send reports or feedback to the system administrator.
Photo shows Smart Visayas community development and partnerships’ Cathlyn Adlawan (right) demonstrating the Infocast’s features to St. Maria Gorretti Foundation president Msgr. Merlin Logronio, who will serve as the system’s administrator for the diocese.
The Diocese of Dumaguete includes some cities and municipalities in Negros Oriental and Siquijor.