By lovely a. carillo
Davao City’s bid as one of the top Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) destinations in the country will be strengthened with the full implementation of the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system.
“Globe’s submarine cable system will benefit Davao City and the whole Philippines,” Councilor Bernard Al-ag said during the landing ceremony of the SEA-US submarine cable project at Globe’s Talomo landing station on Friday.
Al-ag said there are two sectors that push for growth in the country and these are agriculture and the service sectors. The two areas that push for the growth of the service sector are BPO and banking and finance, he added.
“These two will greatly benefit from this project and we at the City Council are very happy with this development,” he said.
The SEA-US cable landing project will not only provide faster internet service in the city but it will also minimize the country’s dependence on international cable systems.
Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC) Chief Lemuel Ortonio earlier said the city is encouraging Information Technology (IT) investments including those in the BPO sector.
There are around eight operating ecozones in the Davao Region with four IT Parks and four IT Centers namely: Robinson’s Cybergate, Damosa IT Park, Filandia IT Park, Luisa Avenue Square IT Center and the Matina IT Park both owned by Plaza de Luisa Development, Inc., NCCC Davao IT Center, SM Lanang Premier IT Center and The Annex-SM City Davao IT Center. The IT Centers and IT Parks occupy more or less 30 hectares and provide around 113,364 square meters of building area.