Innovation: Phl won’t be left behind, says BBM

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. leads the digital ribbon cutting ceremony of the Unionbank Innovation Campus with Mr. Sabin Aboitiz Chief Private Sector Advisory Council; Board Director, Unionbank, Secretary Alfredo Pascual Department of Trade and Industry, Mr. Edwin Bautista, president and CEO, UnionBank, Mr. Erramon Aboitiz chairperson, Unionbank, Niña Aguas, Board of Director of Unionbank and Mr. Michael Regino, Board of Director, Unionbank during its inauguration at Unionbank, San Pedro City, Laguna on Friday. UnionBank has been investing in digital and pushing for its TechUp Pilipinas advocacy, a P32.4-million partnership with the Asian Institute of Management to jointly develop initiatives on technology, innovation, and digital skills which will allow more Filipinos to upskill themselves in a post-pandemic labor market even before the Covid-19 pandemic. | PHOTOGRAPH BY YUMMIE DINGDING FOR THE DAILY TRIBUNE @tribunephl_yumi

September 10, 2022

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Friday assured that his administration will not let the Philippines be left behind in terms of technological innovations in government processes and operations.

He said the Philippines should be at par with other countries in adapting to the digital and modern age to serve the people efficiently, generate more jobs, and secure the nation’s economic revitalization.

Speaking during the inauguration of the Union Bank Innovation Campus in San Pedro City, Laguna, Marcos said the pandemic accelerated the use of technology and digitalization that, in the end, made them a “viable way of doing business.”

“We in government have gone a step further than that, not only, is it viable way of doing business, it is the only way that we will be doing business in the years to come, and therefore, we cannot allow the Philippines to get left behind,” Marcos said in his speech.

He described the UnionBank campus as “precisely the kind of innovations, forward-thinking, operations, and actions that the country needs, not only in the private sector but also in the public sector.”
The government, he noted, can be a participant in the new digital world.

“To sustain growth and promote new advances in this sector, it is my hope that you will explore the limitless possibilities and take advantage of the many bright ideas that our experts have so that we can generate more jobs and secure our nation’s economic revitalization,” he said.

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