INTELLIGENT CITIES: Globe Telecommunications Company solution expert Basil Carpio explains to the LGU and Local Finance Committee participants the benefit of their municipalities becoming "intelligent cities" on February 7, 2019, at the VJR Hall, Provincial Capitol. (Photo courtesy of Palawan Provincial Information Office)

The E-Governance Office of the provincial government of Palawan is aiming to turn all its municipalities to become “intelligent cities” with the help of a telecommunications company and a young professional organization.

In a media release sent by the Provincial Information Office (PIO), the E-Governance explained that a municipality can be considered an “intelligent city” if it employs the use of digital technologies in providing services to the people.

“Sa pamamagitan ng teknolohiya ay makakabawas ito sa gastos at konsumo ng mga resources gaya ng enerhiya, health care at mobility,” the E-Governance release said.

It pointed out that part of the task of this city is to create a Centralized Emergency Contact o Dispatch Center (Unified Security Platform) in case accidents or calamities occur to immediately pass information to the Command Center of the provincial government.

The aim is also to reduce the casualty rate and speed up the monitoring of incidents in the province.

“Those are efficiencies na makaka-save ka ng time, effort and money. And to be able to develop an Intelligent City, you need to be prepared for continuous development and changes. Technology is there to help, mas maikling oras, mas mabilis na response sa mga constituents,” said meanwhile by Basil Carpio, a solution expert of Globe Telecom.

Once intelligent cities are created out of municipalities, Carpio said they can help ease the burden of everyday life and speed up development and growth.