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 [...]

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 [...]

An Open Letter to My Fellow Bacolodnons

An Open Letter to My Fellow Bacolodnons

My running for mayor this May 2019 elections will probably  come as a suprise to most of you. Even my closest circle of friends were not aware of my sudden decision to return to the political scene of Bacolod again. But I have carefully and prayerfully considered all probable consequences amd challenges between coming forward [...]

Who is Jocelle Batapa – Sigue?

CURRICULUM VITAE OF ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE ADVANCED LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE Cross-Functional and Cross-Industry and Sectoral Experience Highly qualified executive leader and manager with over 26 years of experience in leading teams, companies, institutions and large organizations with proven ability to achieve targets and deliverables according to the mission and strategies of these entities. Possesses [...]

Digital Cities PH Awards Recognize Top eGovernance Projects of LGUs

Digital Cities PH Awards Recognize Top eGovernance Projects of LGUs

In 2012, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the late Jesse Robredo, and the Cyber City Teleservices Philippines Inc. (CCTP) launched in synergy the Awards for Excellence in Governance Through ICT for Local Government Units or the eGov Awards.  The [...]

Up 8 Notches in Tholons: Bacolod Doubles Score in Digital And Innovation

Up 8 Notches in Tholons: Bacolod Doubles Score in Digital And Innovation

I and the Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) and all our partners welcome with pride and gratefulness the improvement of Bacolod City’s ranking in the 2018 Tholons Services Globalization Index (TSGI) from 97 to 89. The full report is in this link http://www.tholons.com/digital-innovation/ It is so inspiring to see the [...]

Samar Starts A Spark in the ICT Industry

Samar Starts A Spark in the ICT Industry

The Provincial Government of Samar, through the Project Monitoring Office and the Provincial Investment and Trade Promotions Office hosted a Capability Development Workshop for the newly-created Spark Samar Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council last September 3, 2018 in Catbalogan City. This project was initiated by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in [...]