TACLOBAN CITY– This city will soon be among the digital cities in the country.
This after the city government of Tacloban and the Department of Information and Communications Technology Region 8 convened on May 5 in one of the pre-development sessions in preparation for the upcoming Institutional Development Workshop for the Tacloban ICT Council.

City Councilor Christopher Randy Esperas presided over the meeting.
The DICT- ICT Industry Development Bureau Focal for Region 8, Claire Fernandez, shared the details of the digital cities scorecard datasheet.

Discussed also was the accomplishment of the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) for the Tacloban ICT Council members.

DICT Regional Director Felix S. Tabanao, Jr. was hopeful that the pre-development sessions will serve as key inputs to the crafting of the Digital Cities Roadmap for Tacloban City.

This development is in relation to the Digital Cities 2025 initiative that was launched in the previous years to strengthen local economies by highlighting the capabilities of other cities outside Metro Manila and developing the IT-BPM sector’s potential nationwide
Digital cities simulate real cities with computer science and geographic science to help the government with city planning and transportation simulation.

City administrator- Atty. Jojo Lacanilao; Melissa Ledesma, OIC, City Information Office; Peter Philip Pates, DOLE R08; Mathew Anthony Ayes- DICT8; George Michael Picardal, DICT 8; and Ricky Piandong, TESDA-8 were also present during the meeting. (CIO/DICT 8)