Gov't agencies to boost digital employment in Siargao, Bucas Grande islands

  • July 14, 2017

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, July 14 (PIA) – The Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Coordination Meeting which was recently held at the D’Islander Ville Pension Hauz, Dapa, Siargao Island, this province paved way to addressing concerns and finding solutions to implement information and communications technology (ICT) industry development programs.

The RIS Team is composed of the three national line agencies such as Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

During the said meeting, DTI provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan discussed on the net-out-migration at an average age of 23 years old in the island and how ICT-enabled industry services can be a development tool for the island countryside advancement.

On his part, Del Carmen mayor and Siargao Unified Resources for Information Technology (Surf IT) President Alfredo M. Coro II shared how their local manpower is preparing the infrastructure in bringing digital jobs to the local manpower pool.

DICT Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands officer-in-charge Engr. Ricardo T. Bacolod talked about the agency’s programs to address inclusive growth.

Meanwhile, DSWD-Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) provincial coordinator Ian G. Auditor mentioned how their office is streamlining and integrating programs for RIS especially in the municipalities of Tubod, Mainit, Del Carmen and Socorro.

In turn, RIS Philippines has pledged its commitment in providing capacity building, client provision and technopreneurship mentoring for sustainability and this will compliment its existing tourism development programs to capacitate more the human capital in the island for inclusive growth. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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