e-Gov?t awards named in honor of Robredo

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In a press statement released on Saturday, August 25, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) said it was 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 well-loved official, who was instrumental as a signatory to the agreement for initiating the nationwide search. In upcoming awarding ceremony on November 23, the NICP said it intends to 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 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. 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. The eGov Awards is a strategic program to recognize, reward and showcase the pioneering ICT initiatives of LGUs and 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/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. Application and nominations for entry to the contest can be downloaded and submitted through www.egov.com.ph or interested persons may contact Zeneth Quiazon at zquiazon@egov.com.ph or zquiazon@cctll.com. ]]>

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