Pueblo de Panay, Inc. (PDPI) and PLDT signed a partnership agreement last March 13, 2017 at Circulo Convention Center, Pueblo de Panay, Roxas City, Capiz, for the latter to provide fiber optic infrastructure to Pueblo de Panay Township, PDPI’s 500-hectare township development.
This partnership between PLDT, the largest telecommunications and digital services company in the Philippines, and PDPI, the fastest-growing company in Northern Panay is aligned with the country’s advocacy for countryside development. It is expected to support PDPI’s aspiration to be a world-class township and to create more jobs for the people in Northern Panay. According to Mr. Jose Nery D. Ong, CEO of PDPI, “This partnership comes at a perfect time since we are turning over a 6-storey building at the Pueblo de Panay TechnoPark to ePerformax by October of this year. This would make the Pueblo de Panay TechnoPark fully operational by December or January 2018 with about 2,500 employees.”
The Pueblo de Panay TechnoPark is the first and only PEZA-accredited IT-BPM Park in Northern Panay Island, Western Visayas, Philippines. It is located in a seven-hectare area in the Township and is envisioned to jumpstart an IT-BPM industry in Northern Panay that puts a premium on work-life balance.
PLDT has initially laid down fiber optic cable (FOC) within the township and it will be extended to ensure more connectivity. FOC is a cable containing one or more optical fibers that are used to carry light. The optical fiber elements are typically individually coated with plastic layers and contained in a protective tube suitable for the environment where the cable will be deployed. (Wikipedia). FOC transmission is faster and less prone to signal loss compared to that of a copper cable transmission. This would result to better business for establishments located in the township as this means they will be able to offer better connectivity to their customers. “One of the prime necessities of a township is the establishment of the telecommunications infrastructure, especially in this digital age. We are grateful to PLDT for helping us achieve this significant milestone inside Pueblo de Panay,” said Ms. Emily Pagador, IT Manager of Pueblo de Panay.