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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: Its Impact on the Workforce

Delivered during the Talking Points – AC US Embassy TalksSeptember 27, 2019 USLS Bacolod We are living in the midst of a revolution – the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a digital revolution. Human beings are now more connected than ever before. Through the Internet, using devices and services for work, for school, for personal information […]

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The Vision of Change

Outline of Speech of mayoralty candidate Jocelle Batapa-Sigue delivered during the Opening Salva of One Bacolod last April 1, 2019 at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Center It is not a question of what Bacolod is today but what Bacolod could become in the future. For what Bacolod is today is not a work of one […]

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Standing For Justice

My First Privilege Speech delivered before the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod on October 21, 2004 To my esteemed colleagues, the Honorable Members of the Sanggunian Panlungsod, other fellow workers in government, my fellow women lawyers and advocates for women and children’s rights, friends – good afternoon. I rise today for the first time ever to […]

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Speaking as Councilor and Counsel For The Earth

Privilege Speech Delivered by Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue on April 23, 2008 before the Regular Session of Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod At the outset – I want to state that I am delivering this privilege speech on the occasion of the on-going celebration of International Earth Day which was yesterday – actively participated in by at […]

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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 […]

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The Voice of The Free

(Excerpts from my speech yesterday – August 10, 2018 during the Launch of the Voice of the Free at Astoria Plaza, Ortigas, in the presence of all agency partners and stakeholders) It is inspiring for leaders to have role models. VF Founder “Nang” Cecil is one of my role models. I have worked with her […]

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FULL TEXT OF THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE

[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City | 23 July 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and the members of the Senate; House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the members of the House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo; […]

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Digital Cities PH Awards for Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs

Speech for the Launching of the Digital Cities Philippines Awards for Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs on July 20, 2018 at Novotel, Manila Good evening, fellow digital champions, movers, and shakers with special mention to the men and women in this room who believes that the strength of this country lies in the sum of […]

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CONVERGENCE 2009

Speech of ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE for CONVERGENCE 2009 delivered on SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 as CHAIR of the  Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (BNEFIT) Bacolod City topped in the criterion of business environment with a score of 96 percent among the Ten Next Wave Cities Scorecard Ranking” of the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT), […]

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Stronger ICT Councils for A Smarter Philippines (3rd NICP Summit)

SPEECH OF ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE as CHAIR, NATIONAL ICT CONFEDERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (NICP) During the Opening of the 3rd NICP Summit in Bacolod on November 25, 2010 To use the term “leaders” to describe the composition of our congregation today is an understatement. Most of those outside of this room would probably be content, […]