VICTOR Celebrates 6 Years of Countryside ICT Innovation in Aklan by Zion Campo, PRO, Bohol ICT Council
- Created: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 06:50
- Written by Super User
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, November 6, 2017– A big local developer in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Sotera Development Group (SDG) broke ground recently to mark the start of the construction for Sotera San Antonio at Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro last October 18, 2017.
The Development will center around a green park covering some 5,000 square meters. Leading the groundbreaking was Chairman Mel Agudo with Governor Alfonso Umali, Jr. with Cong. Reynaldo Umali and Mayor Arnan Panaligan in attendance, with representatives from academe, DOST, DTI, NEDA, and the community.
In the background, the time capsule is buried to start the construction, from left to right: Officers of SDG, Morris Agudo, Merci Agudo; Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan; SDG Chairman Mel B. Agudo; Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali, Jr.; Oriental Mindoro 2nd Districit Congressman Reynaldo V. Umali; Officers of SDG, Annette Sumulong, and Severino Sumulong.
Nestled between blue seas and green mountains, this small University Town (Land area: 33.6sqkm, Pop: 131K, 2015 census) hosts 4 universities, 6 colleges, 25 000 students, and 11 000 IT-BPM workers in 3 large companies and more than 25 mostly MSME companies. The Academe, plus government-provided training, annually produces more than 10 000 skilled workers for a variety of areas such as the IT-BPM Industry and the Tourism Industry. The availability of jobs and the low cost of living, paired with the high quality of life in Dumaguete City and its surrounding towns, have turned it into a magnet for talent from other parts of the country and of the world. It’s a happy accident of nature that has made “quality of life” the biggest attraction of this small town that also serves as a gateway to the many tourist destinations in the area. But, it is the “City of Gentle People” that turns visitors into locators.
Contact Person: Danah Fortunato, Executive Director, ICT DGTE
2F Uymatiao Bldg., San Jose St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Contact No.: +63-917-795-8488
Dubbed locally as the "City of Golden Friendship", Cagayan de Oro City is ranked as one of the most competitive cities in the Philippines, according to the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). The city is one of the top 10 richest cities according to the Commission on Audit (COA), one of the safest cities in Southeast Asia according to Numbeo.com, and was named as one of the 2016 Next Wave Cities for the IT-BPM industry by the IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Cagayan de Oro is considered as a melting pot in Mindanao. A growing metropolis to be classified as a first-class city. Cagayan de Oro serves as the regional center being the most populous highly-urbanized city in Northern Mindanao (Region noted for its accessibility, business growth and tourism attractions).
Contact Person: Jonathan Arvin Adolfo, Executive Director
Cagayan De Oro ICT Business Council
Syntactics Inc., 3F, Egmedio Bldg, Corrales Ave, Cagayan de Oro City
Mobile Phone: (+63)9177047595