The Senate increased the budget of the Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus by P214.698 million, and the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT) by P55 million.
Mayor Frederick W, Siao thanked the Senate for its decision increasing the MSU’s budget, noting that MSU-IIT ranked among the top schools in the 2023 QS Asian University Ranking.
“MSU-IIT is an economic powerhouse because it is a key reason Iligan is an education hub here in Northern Mindanao. It is the centerpiece of the education sector here. Thousands of MSMEs exist and operate in the city because MSU-IIT is here and other schools are here.” Siao said.
He added that Iligan City has become a strong magnet of attracting young and skilled freelance specialists in information and communication technology due to the school and its achievement.
Today's world uses IT for faster communication, keep electronic storage, and secure data. They create a system of electronic storage to safeguard the company's records in a straightforward manner. IT also enables customer requests for secured maintenance data and other requirements.
Iligan is now an IT portal that connects the physical and virtual worlds, as shown at the recent Philippine Online Freelancers Conference (POFCON) in Iligan City.
“We have made Iligan City IT professionals friendly, ushering MSMEs into the digital space so they can increase their incomes and create jobs.” Siao said.
“The economic potentials of Iligan City and other LGUs would be further unleashed when in-person classes are at 100% and when all our residents are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID as well as other diseases there are vaccines for.” He concluded.
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