Puentevella on ICT: ‘New Future Technology Leading the Way’ BPO Part of Booming Bacolod
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella credited the rise of Information and Communications Techno-logy (ICT) to be a valuable aspect in “bringing the world closer” and for creating new employment opportunities in the provinces.
“Times are changing and this new and future technology is leading the way,” Puentevella said, as he welcomed the guests of the 10th Knowledge Exchange Conference (KEC) for Community eCenters yes-terday.
Further, the Mayor expressed that “life would be difficult” without modern technology, saying that everything from mobile devices to social media are constantly being used by the majority to expand their reach to the world.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies are also instrumental in offering employment to the community and that others have already established a career in the industry, he added.
“They are vital for the economic growth of the city and one of the reasons why Bacolod is now booming,” said Puentevella.
The KEC is an annual event organized by the Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCecNet) in coordination with the ICT Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). This year’s theme, “CeCs for Inclusive Growth and Development: Connecting, Sharing, Empowering” will center on the CeCs changing role of connecting the community amidst free Internet access and their strategic and critical position to the hub for sharing relevant content and resources as well as empowering mechanisms through education and gainful economic engagements.* (CMO-PIO)