National IT Congress successfull
as PGMA declares ‘Nothing beats Clark’ and Subic IT Council representatives closed deals
CLARK Freeport, Pampanga – President Macapagal-Arroyo cited the Freeport ’s strong infrastructure capabilities in telecommunications, information and communications technology and the business process outsourcing industry saying “nothing beats Clark .”
“We are now number three. In other words, after Metro Manila and Metro Cebu comes Metro Pampanga. That is where the market has brought us and as far as telecom infrastructures, infrastructure needed for a good ICT operation, BPO operation…’wala nang makakatalo sa Clark’,” Arroyo said during the 2nd National Information and Communication Technology Summit 2009 Thursday.
The President was guest of honor and speaker during the three-day summit which ended yesterday at the Fontana Convention Center.
The summit, which was hosted by the Metro Clark ICT Council chaired by George Sorio, Sr., executive vice president of Cyber City Teleservices, Inc., was held in recognition of ICT’s role in advancing today’s growing business activities here and abroad.
Clark Development Corp. and Cyber City spearheaded the summit, which aims to realize Mrs. Arroyo’s vision to make the Philippines globally competitive in the ICT industry.
CDC president Benigno N. Ricafort said the Freeport is envisioned to be the center for the ICT industries and other related investment projects in the country.
Arroyo said Central Pampanga, which consists of Clark, Angeles City and Mabalacat town, has outscored other provinces in terms of telecommunications and ICT infrastructure. Rudy J. Abular - Peoples Journal
Subic Bay IT Council Chairman Dr. Jay Pena Son, Executive Vice-Chair Coun. Ed Piano and SBMA ICT Dept OIC Engr. Vergil Lansangan during business meeting with ComClark, a new telecom provider with plans to expand to Olongapo-Subic area. The trio also met with Sutherland to finalize the premier BPO company's expansion to Subic, the Oracle Education Foundation for the Oracle Academy trainor's training to be held in Subic this November, and the Globe broadband managers for the required internet connection of the city's free cyberskills training program.