Eastern Communications Supports DICT’s Bayang Digital Initiative to Foster National ICT Development”

Manila, Philippines — Eastern Communications, the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, has thrown its weight behind the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) ambitious Bayang Digital initiative. This nationwide project aims to revolutionize digital infrastructure and connectivity across the Philippines, marking a pivotal moment during National ICT Month.

The “Bayang Digital ang Bagong Pilipinas” initiative envisions a digitally inclusive nation where robust connectivity enhances government services, prioritizes cybersecurity, and fosters innovation and growth opportunities for all Filipinos. By aligning with this vision, Eastern Communications aims to cultivate a digitally empowered society through advanced connectivity solutions.

“We are proud to support the DICT in its Bayang Digital initiative. ICT forms the foundation of a thriving digital nation, and through collaboration, we empower Filipinos to fully participate in the digital economy,” stated Edsel Paglinawan, Eastern Communications’ VP & Head of Product and Innovation.

The Bayang Digital initiative encourages active involvement from academia and the private sector to advance national ICT development. It promotes public awareness of Filipino achievements in ICT, advocates for digitally transformed government services, and seeks public feedback to shape the national ICT agenda.

During an exclusive interview on Eastern Communications’ “Thoughts on Tech” podcast series, DICT Undersecretary for ICT Industry Development, Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, emphasized the government’s efforts to enhance digital inclusion and close the gender gap in the ICT sector. She underscored initiatives like DIWA and the Philippine Skills Framework, aimed at creating digital jobs outside Metro Manila and nurturing talent for the digital industry.

Eastern Communications continues to drive the nation’s digital transformation with tailored ICT solutions, educational initiatives, and strategic partnerships. Their comprehensive range of services includes high-speed business-grade internet, cloud and data center services, cybersecurity solutions, and managed IT services, all aimed at fostering a connected and technologically adept society.

“Through collaboration and innovation, we are committed to empowering Filipinos from all backgrounds to contribute to a more connected Philippines,” Paglinawan added.

For more information on Eastern Communications’ products and services, visit www.eastern.com.ph or call 5300-7000. Discover insights from industry experts on their “Thoughts on Tech” podcast series on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@easterncommph.