e-Gov’t awards honor Robredo

e-Gov’t awards honor Robredo

The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) is adopting the “Jesse Robredo Award of Excellence in ICT for Good Governance” as the official name for the 1st eGov Awards for LGUs 2012 in honor of the Robredo, who was instrumental as a signatory to the agreement for initiating the nationwide search.


In the upcoming awarding ceremonies scheduled on November 23, the NICP will pay tribute to Robredo for being an “exemplary local chief executive who knew the value using ICT to enhance the delivery of public services and to ensure transparency and accountability,” NICP chair Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said in a statement.

For championing the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)in government, the organizers of an e-government award for LGUs has decided to rename the initiative after the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Jesse Robredo.

The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) is adopting the “Jesse Robredo Award of Excellence in ICT for Good Governance” as the official name for the 1st eGov Awards for LGUs 2012 in honor of the Robredo, who was instrumental as a signatory to the agreement for initiating the nationwide search.

In the upcoming awarding ceremonies scheduled on November 23, the NICP will pay tribute to Robredo for being an “exemplary local chief executive who knew the value using ICT to enhance the delivery of public services and to ensure transparency and accountability,” NICP chair Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said in a statement.

Robredo’s strong support for the project as head of DILG made it possible for NICP and Cyber City Teleservices Philippines to launch the project nationally with the goal of obtaining equal number of awardees from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, Batapa-Sigue said.

Robredo has been in the forefront of inviting local government units (LGUs) in their area to participate in eGov Awards.

To give more time to interested LGUs, the deadline for nomination has been extended to September 30, 2012.

A program to recognize, reward and showcase the pioneering ICT initiatives of LGUs, the eGov Awards is aimed to encourage the effective and efficient utilization of ICT in the delivery of services and performance of their duties as LGUs.

Batapa-Sigue said the eGov Awards program is also aimed at commending, collating, and documenting the best practices of LGUs in integrating ICT in their processes to serve as example and benchmarks to other LGU’s.

Two award categories are Best in eGov Customer Empowerment (G2C) Award, which recognizes the measurable effect of an LGUs practices in applying ICT solutions in the education and engagement of the public in the use of electronic facilities and channels towards providing improved, timely and relevant delivery of public services; and Best in eGov Business Empowerment (G2B) Award, which recognizes the significant effect of an LGUs’ laudable practices in integrating ICT solutions and the commitment of its administration in the bureau’s responsiveness to the needs of business enterprises.

Entry application and nominations to the contest can be downloaded and submitted through www.egov.com.ph

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