ICT Officer for Every LGU

To further boost local government’s capability for digital transformation in the so-called “new normal” and to complement the digitalization of government processes down to the local level, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara is pushing for the institutionalization of an information and communications technology (ICT) office and officer with department head level. Angara recently introduced SenateContinue reading “ICT Officer for Every LGU”

Response to Concerns Raised by the Business Chambers

Last 2019, officials of the Business Chambers in Bacolod City send me a set of questions purposely to give them and overview of my position about varipus concerns in this city. They said there will be an opportunity to meet the chambers but I submitted a formal written response even before the meeting. Sadly, noContinue reading “Response to Concerns Raised by the Business Chambers”

Joint Statement of All Barter Communities

GLOBAL BARTER COMMUNITIES Joint Statement of All Barter Communities July 14, 2020 It is with painful sadness and frustration that we read the news today about the plan of of Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to “hunt” due to violation of laws the over 1 Million Filipinos in theContinue reading “Joint Statement of All Barter Communities”

GLOBAL BARTER COMMUNITIES HANDBOOK

GLOBAL BARTER COMMUNITIES HANDBOOK By Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Juris Doctor, Founder, Global Barter Communities (May 17, 2020) and Bacolod Barter Community (May 8, 2020) ARTICLE 1 – VISION AND MISSION Section 1. The Global Barter Communities (GBC) envisions a world where kindness is without borders and humanity is defined by the extent with which everyContinue reading “GLOBAL BARTER COMMUNITIES HANDBOOK”

COVID-19 LAWS AND ISSUANCES

To find the law, order or issuance that you need, please click on the logo of the agency or department below to see their respective issuances. International Guidelines from WHO and CDC Other Resource Documents related to COVID-19 IMPORTANT: Please look at other reference materials to fully ascertain that the laws and issuances are stillContinue reading “COVID-19 LAWS AND ISSUANCES”

The Policy Work of Jocelle Batapa-Sigue

Jocelle Batapa – Sigue is immersed in policy work and advocacy since 2004. She is a dynamic and prolific policymaker and policy activist both in the local and national level. She has served as resource speaker and member of House and Senate TWGs on the Creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)Continue reading “The Policy Work of Jocelle Batapa-Sigue”

BNEFIT: Strategies to Create Opportunities

Note: This is a 2015 Article. It is amazing how one idea can lead to another. From several concerned individuals who supported the plans of the Sanggunian Committee on Communications and Energy chaired by first-termer Bacolod Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue in 2004, to an organized group called the Bacolod IT Focus Team, to eventually an InformationContinue reading “BNEFIT: Strategies to Create Opportunities”

MICE Tourism in Bacolod

CITY ORDINANCE NO.08-14-680 (Aproved on July 9, 2014) Authored by Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF THE CITY OF BACOLOD AS ACHOICE DESTINATION FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS, INCENTIVES,CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITIONS (MICE), PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHERPURPOSES PERTINENT THERETO WHEREAS, in the Asia Pacific Region, as one of theContinue reading “MICE Tourism in Bacolod”

PUBLISHED DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE 1987 CONSTITUTION

PUBLISHED DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE 1987 CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, to build a permanent and indissoluble nation and establish a just, humane, united, and progressive society under a government that shall embody our shared ideals and aspirations, promote the common good,Continue reading “PUBLISHED DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE 1987 CONSTITUTION”