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25 Cities Seen As Potential IT-BPM Hubs

  • DICT and other organizations teamed up to turn 25 high-potential areas in the country into IT-BPM hubs.
  • The program’s 25 cities were selected using a scorecard produced by DICT and IBPAP as well as LPC insights based on a collection of criteria that represented focus areas for investors and locators.
  • The points of action which the initiative will focus on include institutional improvement, talent recruitment and growth, development of infrastructure, and marketing and promotion.
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The Department of Information and Communications Technology has teamed up with the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines IBPAP and Leechiu Property Consultants to turn 25 high-potential areas in the country into information technology and business process management hubs within five years.

The Digital Cities 2025 program includes the following cities:

  • Balanga;
  • Batangas;
  • Cabanatuan;
  • Dagupan;
  • General Santos;
  • Iligan;
  • Iriga;
  • Laguna Cluster (San Pablo, Calamba and Los Baños);
  • Laoag;
  • Legazpi;
  • Malolos;
  • Metro Cavite (Bacoor City, Imus and General Trias);
  • Metro Rizal (Taytay, Cainta and Antipolo City);
  • Olongapo;
  • Puerto Princesa;
  • Roxas;
  • San Fernando, La Union;
  • San Fernando City, Pampanga;
  • San Jose Del Monte;
  • Tacloban;
  • Tagbilaran;
  • Tarlac;
  • Tuguegarao;
  • Urdaneta;
  • and Zamboanga.

“As part of the Digital Cities 2025 program, they will receive the support of the DICT, other government executive agencies, local government units, industry leaders, and academic institutions. Combined with the assistance of these multiple stakeholders, we will be able to gauge what kind of multiple interventions each one will need to ensure progress and development,” remarked IBPAP President and CEO Rey Untal during the virtual program launch on Tuesday.

The program’s 25 cities were selected using a scorecard produced by DICT and IBPAP as well as LPC insights based on a collection of criteria that represented focus areas for investors and locators such as talent availability, infrastructure, cost, and business climate.

The points of action which the initiative will focus on include institutional improvement, talent recruitment and growth, development of infrastructure, and marketing and promotion. This will involve the strengthening of ICT councils, sharing best methods, launching awareness-raising drives, and promoting infrastructure initiatives.

“The launch of Digital Cities 2025 is a testament to the IT-BPM industry’s resilience and enduring role as a major growth driver of the Philippine economy. The countryside remains full of untapped potential and harnessing this can lead to countless more opportunities for continued expansion and sustained growth for the sector,” said Untal.

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