The pandemic that is the coronavirus (COVID-19) is moving in a fast pace. Confirmed cases are simply popping out everywhere, therefore everyone wants to cope up with what’s been going on in their surroundings. Fortunately, free WiFi hotspots are made readily available at different locations around Metro Manila courtesy of local telcos.

Two of the country’s leading wireless operators, Smart Communications and Globe Telecom, have distributed free WiFi stations in hospitals and transport hubs across Metro Manila. When it comes to Smart WiFi, the hospitals with hotspots available are the following:

SMART FREE WiFi in hospitals

  • Asian Hospital
  • Cardinal Santos Medical Center
  • Chinese General Hospital
  • De Los Santos Medical Center
  • Dr. Jesus M. Delgado Hospital
  • Marikina Valley Medical Center
  • Novaliches District Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Pasay General Hospital
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center

On the other hand, Globe is providing free and limitless internet service through the familiar GoWiFi connectivity. GoWiFi runs from March 13 to April 15, 2020 in the following hospitals for each area:


  • Chinese General Hospital
  • Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center
  • Manila Doctors Hospital
  • Metropolitan Medical Center
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • QualiMed Manila – PGH Area
  • Ospital ng Maynila
  • Ospital ng Tondo


  • Ospital ng Makati


  • Manila Naval Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City


  • Cardinal Santos Hospital
  • The Medical City
  • Pasig City General Hospital
  • San Juan
  • San Juan Medical Center

Quezon City

  • Capitol Medical Center
  • Lung Center of the Philippines
  • National Kidney and Transplant Institute
  • Philippine Heart Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center

UPDATED as of March 16, 2020.

Agusan del Norte

  • MJ Santos Hospital
  • Holy Child Colleges of Butuan Hospital


  • Bataan St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center Corp.


  • Daniel O. Mercado Medical Center
  • Lipa City District Hospital
  • Lipa Medix Medical Center
  • Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
  • San Antonio Medical Center


  • Ramiro Community Hospital


  • Benguet General Hospital


  • Mendoza General Hospital
  • QualiMed Hospital Altaraza
  • Rugay General Hospital

Camarines Sur

  • NICC Doctors Hospital


  • Capiz Emmanuel Hospital


  • Emilio Aguinaldo College Medical Center – Cavite


  • Cebu Community Hospital
  • Cebu Doctors Hospital

Davao del Sur

  • Davao Doctors Hospital
  • Davao Limso Hospital
  • Davao Medical Center (Southern Philippines Medical Center)
  • Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.
  • San Pedro Hospital

Ilocos Norte

  • Gov. Roque Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital

Ilocos Sur

  • Gabriela Silang General Hospital


  • Medicus Medical Center
  • QualiMed Hospital Iloilo
  • The Medical City Iloilo
  • West Visayas State University Medical Center


  • Isabela United Doctors Med Center

La Union

  • La Union Medical Diagnostic Center and Hospital Inc.


  • HealthServ Los Banos Medical Center
  • San Pablo Medical Center
  • The Medical City South Luzon
  • QualiMed Hospital Nuvali

Misamis Occidental

  • Medina Medical Center

Misamis Oriental

  • Polymedic Velez
  • Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital Inc.

Negros Occidental

  • The Doctor’s Hospital – Visayas
  • Caritas Health Shield Inc.

Negros Oriental

  • Holy Child Hospital


  • The Medical City Clark


  • Pangasinan Doctors Hospital

South Cotabato

  • Socsargen County Hospital


  • James L. Gordon Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes International Medical Center

Zamboanga del Sur

  • Doctors Hospital
  • West Metro Medical Center


As for transportation hubs, Smart is available at LRT1 and MRT3 stations, as well as bus stations found all over Metro Manila. This includes:

LRT, MRT, Bus stations with FREE WiFi

  • Alps Terminal
  • Araneta Bus Port
  • Baliwag Bus Terminal in Caloocan City
  • DLTB Terminals in Pasay City
  • German Espirity Liner Bus
  • Solid North Bus Terminal
  • South Bus Station in Multinlupa City
  • Terminal in Quezon City
  • Victory Liner

With both networks sharing their WiiFi connectivity, communication will be much easier when it comes to letting family and friends know your whereabouts, as well as the access to important information and updates such as those coming from the government or Department of Health (DOH).

Medical practitioners, most especially, could update their families on their status because they are in a work environment where the risks of coronavirus contact are higher.

Since everyone needs WiFi connection these days to allow faster communication from person to person, as well as becoming aware of what’s going on, this is definitely a commendable move by both Smart and Globe.

Are you and your family safe? Were you able to check out these WiFi hotspots yourself? If so, how do they fare in terms of speed and reliability?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *