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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