National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon said that pushing for digital transformation will catapult the country’s growth amid the pandemic. In an online media briefing, Edillon said the government aims to put in place digital infrastructure to make the economy resilient during this global health crisis.
She said digital transformation is one of the priorities of the Task Group on Recovery, along with health system improvement, food security, learning continuity, and ecological integrity towards having a healthy and resilient Philippines. While putting in place digital infrastructure, Edillon said there is a need to retool and reskill the labor force towards digital skills.
“With our push for digital infrastructure, this will really catapult us,” she said in mixed English and Filipino. “We are really confident that this (is) really a good thing for us because of this push for greater digitalization.”