Bacolod Gets ICT Awards
The City of Bacolod received two trophies and two certificates of recognition for being a finalist in the two categories of the e-Gov Awards 2017 at the awarding ceremony in Cagayan de Oro City Friday [Nov. 17].
CPDO head Mary Jean Ramos (3rd from left), MITCS head Ramon delos Reyes (2nd from left), CPDO and MITCS staff, and BNeFIT officials hold the trophies and certificates of recognition that Bacolod City received at the e-Gov Awards 2017. Joining them is former Bacolod councilor Jocelle Sigue (4th from left), who is a trustee and former president of NICP.*
Bacolod City Planning and Development Office head Mary Jean Ramos said the trophies and certificates are for Bacolod’s entry called eBIN or Electronic Barangay Information Network, which became a finalist in two categories: Best in Data-Driven Governance (D2G) and Best in Government Inter-Operability (G2G).
There were five categories. The other three were: Best in Customer Empowerment (G2C), Best in Business Empowerment (G2B), and Best in Digital Payment (P2G).
Accepting the awards for Bacolod were Ramos and MITCS (Management Information Technology Computer Services) head Ramon delos Reyes.
Bacolod’s eBIN is a collaboration among the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Development Council, CBMS (City-Based Monitoring System) for the 61 barangays of the city, MITCS (Management Information Technology Computer Services), and Councilor Em Ang, ICT (Information and Communications Technology) focal officer of the city government. The eBIN provides data and linkage between barangays and the city government with guiding principle for an inclusive participation of its constituents, Ramos said.
The eGov Awards, now in its 6th year, is also called the Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance of Local Government Units (LGUs). It is organized by the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of the Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier said the nomination of Bacolod for eGov awards came on the heels of national awards earned by the city this year: The Top Philippine Model City last May; One of the Top 3 finalists in the Most Business-Friendly City in the country last October; and The Best City to Live in the Philippines, by The Conyo Times early this year.*