Cebu City boosts smart city campaign with PLDT Enterprise

The City Government of Cebu in the Philippines, in partnership with PLDT Enterprise, is accelerating its digital transformation by adopting Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace (GWS) into its delivery of public services.  

These platforms are set to revolutionize the LGU’s operations by boosting productivity, facilitating efficient collaboration, and ensuring high-performance and secure digital experiences. 

The move is in line with the City Hall’s ongoing efforts to improve basic service delivery to its citizens through innovative technology. 

“By harnessing the power of Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace, we aim to set a new standard for public service – one that is anchored on efficiency, resilience, and inclusivity,” said Kent de la Calzada, AVP and head of CRM at PLDT Enterprise.

The partnership between PLDT Enterprise and the city government of Cebu has already paved the way for groundbreaking initiatives such as the Barangay (or community) Wi-Fi Project and the iGate connectivity at City Hall. 

Through these initiatives, they have been able to set a new standard for digital innovation within local governments, driving Cebu City’s ambition to become a leading Smart City in the region.

Cebu’s decision to adopt these most recent digital solutions is a strategic response to the growing need for more agile and resilient public services. GCP and GWS will enable the city to streamline its operations, enhance disaster recovery capabilities, and ensure business continuity.

Michael Rama, mayor of Cebu City, said the partnership with PLDT Enterprise, is a major leap forward in becoming a smart city. 

“It aligns perfectly with our mission to provide our constituents with prompt, reliable, and secure access to public services. Together, we are laying down the digital foundation that will propel Cebu City into a future with endless possibilities,” said Rama. 

This collaboration also highlights PLDT Enterprise’s ongoing commitment to supporting LGUs in their digital transformation journeys. By providing tailored digital solutions, PLDT Enterprise aims to help LGUs like Cebu City harness data for better planning, decision-making, and disaster response, thereby fostering a more informed, transparent, and engaged community.