Near the end of the Arroyo administration, ads like “ito ang katotohanan” invaded even my movie watching time. Basically there were a lot of ads showing the accomplishments of our previous President that were disseminated at the time. One of these accomplishments is in the field of ICT. According to the Chairman of the Commission on Information and Communication Technology, Ray Anthony Chua, what President Arroyo’s administration has done for this field is incomparable, referring to the automation of elections which she has promised at the start of her term and the increase from 2000 Filipinos working in Business Process Outsourcing companies to 500000. I think though that as to the increase in Filipinos working in BPO companies, such an increase is attributable to the fact that the trend now with international companies is to outsource their business processes like Accounting to reduce their operational costs. Because of this trend, work opportunities opened for Filipinos both here and abroad which explains the bloom in the sector. However even if that was the main cause for the industry bloom, the Arroyo administration can be said to have had a substantial contribution to the industry as well, particularly with the CyberServices Corridor project which was included as one of the ten point agenda the former President laid out during her last State of the Nation Address which is an ICT channel spanning 600 miles across the country with a 10 billion USD high bandwidth fiber back-bone and digital network being used by cyberservice providers. With this as a start hopefully the next administration can lower the service providing cost even more so that even those far off rural areas, hopefully including Sipalay in Negros Occidental, because I tried doing my research there for my midterms and I couldn't get any broadband signal, will be able to have internet which would dramatically change the exchange of commodity in our country.