QUEZON CITY, (PIA) -- The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently inaugurated its Robinsons Magnolia Office in Quezon City, which will serve as the new home base for the expansion and management of its key initiatives under the Digital Infrastructure Program.
“The country direly and desperately needs a common digital infrastructure, a common set of data centers capable of hosting hyperscaler cloud services, and a common array of digital transformation centers to help capacitate government agencies and communities. Digitalization no longer serves as the better choice—it is the only choice,” said DICT Acting Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Ray Caintic.
A hyperscale infrastructure is designed for horizontal scalability and leads to high levels of performance, throughput, and redundancy to enable fault tolerance and high availability.
Caintic added that the new home base will coordinate and manage all DICT’s key programs that are crucial and necessary to finally better the access and connectivity across our archipelago.
“The work the DICT teams will do here will create, improve, and make connectivity better and faster, and also ensure that our communications are secure and at par with global standards of cybersecurity.”
According to DICT, the program aims to close the digital divide by providing quality, affordable, and extensive connectivity for Filipinos.
Caintic also extended his gratitude to Mr. Frederick Go for the partnership, stating that the extension office will aid in the efforts of the Department to make digital transformation a reality – citing that Robinsons Cybergate Magnolia is built precisely to be a tech-friendly environment, designed specifically for efficiency and sustainability through its green building features.
In turn, Go recognized the key role of public-private partnerships in advancing the national ICT agenda.
“The DICT, under the strong leadership of Secretary Caintic, has made big advancements in building up the foundations of a far more extensive national digital infrastructure in the country. Through our partnerships and aligned efforts, we commit to always put the welfare of our people in mind. With that, I call on the private sector to extend its full support to our government,” Mr. Go asserted.
The extension office will house several programs and projects of the Department, including the National Broadband Program (NBP), National Government Portal (NGP), National Government Data Center (NGDC), Free Wi-Fi for All Program, and the ICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau (ILCDB). (DICT/PIA-NCR)