DICT seeks to enhance digital cooperation with China

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) disclosed its plan to pursue an enhanced digital cooperation with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

DICT Undersecretary Anna Mae Lamentillo with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian

This was confirmed by Information and Communications Technology Undersecretary Anna Mae Lamentillo, adding that the recent signing of memorandum of understanding between the two countries prompts a “fruitful partnership.”

“We will be able to exchange knowledge, technical expertise, and best practices with China in many areas of digitalization and ICT, including on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, cloud computing, Internet of Things, industrial Internet, big data, analytics and robotics,” said Lamentillo.

These, according to Lamentillo, are all in line with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s vision of accelerating digitalization in the Philippines.