- Written by LGOO II Judy Mae T. Magdato
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- Published: 11 September 2018
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The Municipality of Mina (Iloilo Province), Bacolod City and the Province of Iloilo’s entries for the Awards for Excellence in Governance through Information and Communications Techonoloy (ICT) for Local Government Units or the eGov Awards were evaluated during the pre-qualifying table assessment on September 3, 2018 at the DILG Regional Office 6, Iloilo City.
“The eGov Awards is an annual search for best practices in local government units in utilizing ICT to effectively and efficiently deliver its public services directly to its constituents and to its business stakeholders,” said Roselyn Quintana, Chief, Local Government Capability and Development Division (LGCDD).
The Region 6 Pre-Qualifying Team composed of the focal persons from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Cluster Program conducted assessment, review, critiquing and examined the completeness and correctness of the documents for the category that the LGUs have selected to join namely Best in eGOV Customer Empowerment (G2C) Award, Best in eGOV Business Empowerment (G2B) Award, and Best in eGOV Government Inter-Operability (G2G) Award.
The team is also responsible to forward the qualified entries which are complete in form and substance to the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). Only one winner shall be announced per category per level out of three levels – provincial, city and municipality.
DILG6 eGOV Focal Person Josephus Zotico Deysolong said that the winning LGUs shall receive non-monetary incentives from sponsors in the form of technical and expert mentorship, systems, and applications and a distinct Digital Cities Trophy and a special invitation to present the winning project during the 10th NICP Summit in November 2018 in Naga City.
The entries will be judged based on innovative management, impact, relevance, replication potential and sustainability. The winning LGUs will be asked to share their best practices to other LGUs. Their stories and pictures will also be featured in various publications and these LGUs may also be requested by NICP to speak in national and regional summits.
By drawing attention to the best practices in integrating ICT capabilities and solutions, the different sectors of society, government units are enabled in their roles as catalyst of change. It is hoped that with the eGOV awards strategy, the country will see the proliferation of revolutionary ICT initiatives that will support clearer, wider and faster access to information in our local government. (LGOO II Judy Mae T. Magdato, DILG6)