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President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. holds his second roundtable dialogue with the chief executive officers (CEOs) in the Digital Infrastructure industry in New York, United States of America (USA) on September 22, 2022. Joining the President are members of his official delegation and key executives from different private companies who expressed interest to invest in the Philippines’ digital infrastructure.(MNS photo)

“We are eager to continue advancing our IT-BPM sector, which has been ranked as one of the best performing and employment generating industries in the Philippines over the past four years,” he said in a Facebook post.

Marcos and his official delegation met with top executives of American IT-BPM firms, according to state-run Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM) in a separate Facebook post.

The sector’s promising growth trajectory is a product of its global leadership in voice-based services, as well as continuing improvements in non-voice and complex process outsourcing.

It is targeting to boost its revenues by as much as 10 percent this year and create over 1.1 million jobs in the next six years.

Marcos likewise held a dialogue with digital infrastructure industry CEOs, who expressed intent to invest in the Philippines, RTVM said.

During his inaugural State of the Nation Address on July 25, Marcos pledged to improve digital connectivity and address the digital divide to ensure the seamless delivery of public services.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology is tasked to lead the country’s digital transformation. (MNS)