February 9, 2023

The Department of the Interior and Local Government sees Baguio City’s Smart City Command Center as a leading innovation that can inspire local government units in upscaling their digital governance technology.
DILG Usec. for Local Government Marlo Iringan expressed hopes LGUs will adopt the innovation and institutionalize technological-based governance and reforms all over the country.
Iringan represented Sec. Eduardo Año during the inauguration of Baguio’s Smart City Command Center recently.
“Transforming the City of Baguio into a smart city that is data-driven and technologically-enabled during the time of a national emergency is a feat worthy of recognition. Today’s launching and inauguration is a critical step towards pushing and institutionalizing innovations in the way we continuously define good governance,” he said.
He said the launching and inauguration is an example that local governments can prevail and champion good governance, for as long as there is a strong leadership that champions technological innovations and supportive stakeholders who are willing to work together for its realization.
Iringan said the government sees technological-based innovations and solutions as effective governance tools that will help improve quality of life and create sustainable urban development.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong said having an Integrated Command and Control Center jumpstarted the city’s transformation and said he is proud of what his team has accomplished.
The project was funded from the P200 million assistance from the Office of the President.
The project will establish a holistic integrated Smart City platform, which includes the command and control center, a unified communication platform, a video management system with video analytics, computer-aided dispatch, Geographical Information System, and big data analytics. – Press release