12 of 63 new IT parks in Cebu, says Romulo-A A +A
Friday, September 21, 2012
A TOTAL of 63 new information technology (IT) parks, 12 of them in Metro Cebu, are being developed nationwide, House Deputy Majority Leader Roman Romulo said.
A press statement from his office reported that 41 of the emerging IT parks are in the provinces while 22 are in the National Capital Region.
“We strongly favor the advancement of new IT parks in highly urbanized corners outside Metro Manila. This will spur on balanced economic growth all over the country,” said Romulo (Pasig City), who supports labor-intensive, IT-enabled business process outsourcing (BPO).
According to his statement, seven of the new IT parks are in Cebu City: FLB Corporate Center, GAGFA IT Center, GT Times Square, HMDF-WTCI IT Tower, Innove IT Plaza, Maria Cristina IT Building, and Quimonda IT Center.
Five are in Mandaue City: GGVPI IT Zone, Hi Point IT Towers I, II and III, and Taft IT Park.
Similar parks are also being developed in Bacong, Sibulan and Dumaguete, all in Negros Oriental.
Congressman Romulo described IT parks and BPO firms as “powerful drivers of jobs creation, consumption and overall economic growth.” They are the dominant tenants in IT parks registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority.
“It would not be fair to restrict to Metro Manila the potential growth opportunities that come with every new IT park,” said Romulo, also vice chairman of the House information and communications technology committee. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 22, 2012.