October 19 is A Special Day for Bacolod City

Remembering what happened today 83 years ago. This is a long post – but I invite people who truly love Bacolod to spend a few minutes to read.Today, I personally celebrate an amazing and memorable moment in history for my beloved city of Bacolod. For the information of all my friends around the world, IContinue reading “October 19 is A Special Day for Bacolod City”

Outgrowing Our Youthful Ideals

Written as a Facebook Note on October 17, 2010 Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Convenor, SMILE Bacolod Youth 2005 This country will never run out of young activists. I need to remind myself every day to hold on to my ideals, but I realize I am not getting any younger.  So it brings me comfort to knowContinue reading “Outgrowing Our Youthful Ideals”

Integration and Utilization of ICT Towards a Better Nation

Written as a Facebook Note on October 17, 2010 Our country will soon see a new ingredient in the formula to success – the full utilization and integration of information and communications technology to nation-building. At the rate we are going, we might be able to achieve this sooner than we thought with strong championsContinue reading “Integration and Utilization of ICT Towards a Better Nation”


WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: 10 SKILLS AREAS OF THE FUTURE As presented in the Global Skills Index 2021 by Coursera Cloud Computing Delivering innovative computing services Content Production Driving brand through creative visual or written assists Data & Al Driving strategy with insights Engineering Developing software solutions Green Economy Building a sustainable future Marketing Building brandContinue reading “SKILLS AREAS OF THE FUTURE”

The Philippines Has Arrived

Written October 1, 2010 to record the first public hearing on the proposed bill for the creation of a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) There was certainty in his voice – the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) would show the world that the “Philippines has arrived” as inContinue reading “The Philippines Has Arrived”

Philippine Rankings in the Global Skills Report 2021

The Global Skills Report (GSR) is a yearly global skills index published by Coursera to take a an in-depth look at the state of skills around the globe, by tapping into their platform ecosystem of more than 77 million learners, 4,000 campuses, 2,000 businesses and 100+ governments. The goal is to pool bid data toContinue reading “Philippine Rankings in the Global Skills Report 2021”

Run for Filipinos. Do not Run for your Parties.

I am praying for a Transformation Bloc – every new leader with strong following and show sincerity in their actions like Isko, Leni, PacMan, and the rest who have new value propositions: come together and forget yourselves first and build a Transformation Agenda under which every Filipino can support you collectively. Here are my initialContinue reading “Run for Filipinos. Do not Run for your Parties.”

The Need for Data Literacy

Disruptive Mode Published in Sunstar on September 2, 2021 The power of big data, data science and data analytics propel businesses and governments around the world today to develop clear and effective solutions and strategies to meet targets, address customer or citizen’s needs, and generate more significant results. The challenge is how to find expertsContinue reading “The Need for Data Literacy”

Courage and Competence

Disruptive Mode Published in Sunstar on August 13, 2021 In his book, Choosing Courage, Professor Jim Detert says, there are a host of qualities that effective leaders should model if they want to influence others and deliver truly positive outcomes. But chief among these is the willingness and ability to act courageously — with competence.Continue reading “Courage and Competence”

Digital Governance Awardees for 2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through its ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB), in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) implemented the Digital Governance Awards (DGA) 2020. The DGA is an annual search for best practices of Local Government Units (LGUs) inContinue reading “Digital Governance Awardees for 2020”