BAGUIO CITY — San Fernando City in La Union and Laoag City have been included by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the list of Philippines’ “Digital Cities 2025”.
25 cities were chosen in their readiness to attract investors in the Information Technology business processing management industry based on their capacity in talent availability, infrastructure, cost, and business environment.
Through the Digital Cities 2025, the handpicked locations will get the chance to demonstrate their capabilities as sustainable business centers.
Other cities joining San Fernando, La Union and Laoag City on the list are Balanga City, Batangas City, Cabanatuan City, Dagupan City, General Santos City, Iligan City, Iriga City, Laguna Cluster (San Pablo, Calamba, and Los Baños), Legazpi City, Malolos City, Metro Cavite (Bacoor City, Imus, and General Trias), Metro Rizal (Taytay, Cainta, Antipolo City), Olongapo City, Puerto Princesa City, Roxas City, San Fernando Pampanga, San Jose Del Monte City, Tacloban City, Tagbilaran City, Tarlac City, Tuguegarao City, Urdaneta City and Zamboanga City.
These digital cities will be the centers of focus for the new economic development in the next three (3) years. This initiative is geared to sustain the rapid growth of the Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector and promote countryside development. ●