VICE Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and senatorial candidate Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro vowed to work hand-in-hand in pushing for the development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
During the Sara All For You talk show, Teodoro was guested by Mayor Sara wherein they discussed the importance of investing in the ICT industry in order to sustain the national development.
Teodoro, a former Secretary of the Department of National Defense, was endorsed by Mayor Sara.
According to Teodoro, massive boost in ICT’s digital and physical infrastructure will help the country keep pace with other fast developing Asean countries and eventually provide swift quality services to the Filipinos. Asean stands for Southeast Asian Nations.
“Kailangan maging mas agile ang gobyerno. Mga proseso ng gobyerno padaliin natin para mas mabilis itong makatugon sa mga sitwasyon sa different na lugar sa Pilipinas, and at the top of this is local autonomy,” Teodoro said.
Mayor Duterte acknowledge the plans of Teodoro of including the ICT development in his priority legislations once elected into office in May.
“We are happy to hear that from you, Senator Gibo. Isa talaga ‘yan sa waterloo ng Pilipinas,” Duterte said as she expressed full support to this endeavor.
Teodoro said the government also needs to help the private sector expand their ICT facilities.
“It’s the ability of the government, kakayahan niya na mag-invest in emerging and disruptive technologies. Kailangan bigyang laya ang gobyerno na mag-invest dito kasi kung mahuhuli tayo sa investment dito sa mga technologies nato, mahuhuli din tayo sa pila,” he added.