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An international survey has ranked the Philippines among the countries with the lowest competitiveness in the field of information technology (IT).
In the recently released IT Industry Competitiveness Index, which measures the extent by which countries are capable of supporting a strong IT production sector, the Philippines ranked 52nd out of 66 countries.
The Philippines, together with Bangladesh, also received a zero grade in terms of creating an environment for Research and Development (R&D) in the IT industry. The United States, Finland, and Singapore topped the index.
The IT Industry Competitiveness Index survey was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).
Economist Cid Terosa from the University of the Asia and the Pacific said it was “not surprising” for the Philippines to have low rankings in IT competitiveness.
“There are no highly trained IT professionals here. We also have very low allocations for IT. Sa budget, palaging naiiwan ito because it is not an immediate priority,” he said in a phone interview with GMA News Online Monday.
He added that the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has yet to tap public-private partnerships (PPP) to improve the country’s IT infrastructure.
“Sad to say, wala ito sa list of PPP project. Ang mga nandoon lang ay education projects and other infrastructure,” Terosa said.
Terosa said that the government should invest in IT to respond to the demands of the modern world. “We are in the age of information technology. IT should really be a priority, especially training IT professionals,” he said.
Senator Edgardo Angara, chairman of the Senate science and technology committee, explained that there is a need to increase government funding to build the country’s capacity to innovate for development.
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