Smart Cities

LGUs aim for smart cities

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) has signed a memorandum of agreement with five city mayors to establish smart cities.

With the implementation of the DoST Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities Framework in Northern Mindanao, the vision to transform communities into smart and sustainable is now commencing. Ushering smart, resilient and sustainable communities is among the strategies articulated by DoST Secretary Renato Solidum.

A smart city project has been successfully implemented in Cauayan City in Isabela under the leadership of Undersecretary Sancho Mabborang, the DoST Undersecretary for Regional Operations.

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The signing of the agreement, led by Undersecretary Mabborang, was with Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta of Oroquieta City; Mayor Frederick Siao of Iligan City; Charlie Buhisan of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental; Romeo Laciperos Jr., representing Mayor Warren Jay Pabillaran of Malaybalay City; and Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, representing Mayor Rolando Uy of Cagayan de Oro City.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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