November 26, 2009: When I decided to Step Forward For The First Time

(NOTE: Below is my public statement when I announced my intention to run for the Congressional Race of Bacolod in 2010. These are My DREAMS for Bacolod 9 years ago. On November 26, 2009  I faced the public to share these dreams. My dreams never changed - until today - I have consistently worked to [...]

Creating Cities of Hope Through SITIO: Social Innovation Through Impact Outsourcing

Creating Cities of Hope Through SITIO: Social Innovation Through Impact Outsourcing

Despite its vast natural, mineral and agricultural resources, Mindanao remains to be the poorest geographical cluster of the Philippines. Eleven of the twenty poorest provinces are in Mindanao. On top of the list is the Province of Lanao Del Sur. Marawi is the capital and the largest city of the province of Lanao del Sur on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It [...]

HOW DO WE EMPOWER CITIES TO BECOME DIGITAL CITIES?

Inspirational Message of Senator Sonny Angara DIGITAL CITIES PH AWARDS:  Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs Friday, October 12, 2018| Jose Rizal Hall, PICC, Pasay City WHILE WE CONTINUE TEACHING STUDENTS GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES USING MAPS THAT DIVIDE HUMANITY INTO COUNTRIES, THE WORLD TODAY SHOULD BE SEEN AS A COMPLEX WEB OF CONNECTIONS.  AND IN [...]

Learnings from Taiwan: Building Digital Cities Through Open Governance

Learnings from Taiwan: Building Digital Cities Through Open Governance

The emergence of “smart” or “digital cities” is fueled by the need to find new solutions to old problems, driven more by innovation aside from new technologies. Cities need to understand how development of startups in their localities can address the urgent requirements of their growing population especially in the urban areas. By opening government [...]

Luzon LGUs Bag 10 of 17 Digital Cities PH eGOV Awards 2018

Ten local government units in Luzon bagged ten out of seventeen championship trophies during the The Digital Cities PH Awards for Best Practices in eGovernance (DCP eGOV Awards) during the awarding rites held last October 12 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. The champion LGUs are the municipalities of San Mateo in [...]

Iligan City to Host Digital Career Expo and Freelancer Fair

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council of Iligan City is set to hold the Iligan leg of the Philippine Freelancers Caravan, Digital Career Expo and Freelancer Fair, on October 25-26, 2018 at the Iligan Medical Center College with the theme, “Up your game”. The two-day interactive event seeks to promote and support the growth of digital careers [...]