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Bizmen urged to invest in countryside

| by: Kelvin Cañizares

With the private sector rapidly adopting digital tools to expedite its business operations, the Cebu Provincial Government has been doing its own technological integration so that it won’t lag far behind the trend.

Gov. Hilario Davide III revealed this as he graced the opening salvo of the Cebu Business Month celebration Wednesday night with the theme “Digital Cebu” at the Terraces grounds in Ayala Center Cebu.

“The Cebu Provincial Government has put up Electronic LGUs Operation Management System or eLOMS. This is a digital tool that measures our accountability and can guide us in making informed decisions by constantly monitoring our purchases against budget and keeping track of our fixed assets and value,” Davide said in his speech.

Davide said the province has requested the Commission on Audit (COA) to allow the Capitol for electronic processing which would make the province among the first Local Government Units in the country to adopt a paperless processing system.

The event attended mostly by business people gave the governor an opportunity to invite investors to look into the countryside as potential places for investments.

“As you continue to grow your businesses through digital technology, please do consider looking into investing into our countryside. There is so much potential in our local communities,” he said.

Davide thanked the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) for its relentless support to his administration and promised to continue working with them for the realization of their dreams for Cebu.

He lauded CCCI for being the pillar of the Cebu business community and organizing the Cebu Business Month to help promote and draw business opportunities as well as creating valuable linkages with both domestic and international investors.

By going digital, Davide believes that more opportunities and benefits will be unlocked as technology allows businesses to respond, deliver and grow quickly and effectively.

“A single click can catapult a business into a success,” Davide said.