The municipality of Sibalom, Antique, in partnership with PLDT Enterprise, has moved to boost its technological capabilities to improve the delivery of its public services and likewise help bridge the digital divide among its constituents.
Sibalom Mayor Gian Carlo F. Occeña said that as the municipality met various difficulties over the past years, digital transformation is needed to respond to emerging challenges effectively.
“As we face uncertainties over the past few years, we realized that we must adapt and equip ourselves with technology so that our municipality won’t be left behind. Technology is a significant aspect to propel growth, which is why we are doing our utmost to leverage on innovation with the help of PLDT Enterprise,” said Occeña.
PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country’s largest fully integrated telecommunications provider PLDT, provided connectivity and network infrastructure solutions to the municipality, including a robust and high-speed internet with security firewall, PABX as an effective communication tool, and productivity tools through Microsoft 365.
Likewise, the group also provided the structured cabling with a door thermal access system to the Sibalom municipal hall.
“PLDT Enterprise is our trusted and reliable partner for technologies that enable us to stay productive and resilient amid the pandemic. We are grateful for their assistance in providing tools suited to our needs,” the municipal mayor added.
The said initiative will amplify the technological literacy in Sibalom by providing access to digital solutions, allowing employees, students, and businesses to create opportunities.
PLDT Enterprise Vice President for Small and MicroBiz Chito Franco shared that the group supports the digital transformation initiatives of municipalities, including Sibalom, Antique, to strengthen their e-governance and attain economic growth.
“The municipality of Sibalom, Antique is just one of the municipalities which proved that amid the ongoing crisis, there is a way to be resilient by leveraging technology. We are supporting their efforts by enabling the LGU with digital tools, and we are grateful that they tapped us to take part in this project,” said Franco.
He also noted that PLDT Enterprise will extend their access and digital solutions to more provinces across the country to help increase digital adoption even in far-flung and rural areas.
“Amid all the technological change we are experiencing today, it is high time to assure that every locality is digital ready. To this end, we at PLDT Enterprise express our commitment to reach more communities in the regions to serve their digital transformation needs,” he concluded. For more information, visit pldtenterprise.com.