National LGU-ICT Forum 2017


Bizbox Incorporated recently attended the National LGU-ICT Forum which was held at the Hotel H20. The event aims to promote the importance of technology in aiding local government units with delivering their needs. It also allowed LGUs to look for a suitable IT company to cater their specific needs.

The forum was opened by Dr. Anna Bonagua and was followed by DICT OIC Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. OIC Director for SIDS, Arlene Romasanta from the Department of Information and Communication then discussed the automation and computerization status of BPLS. It was followed by the presentation of Quezon City’s electronic services by QC IT Development Office Assistant Head, Mr. Joem Salazar.

The second morning session started with the discussion of the regulation for payments with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Director of the Core IT Group, Mr. Melchor Plabasan, Department of Trade and Industry OIC of the e-Commerce Office, Mich Reodica, and Deputy Treasurer of the Philippines Sharon Almanza. The session was soon followed by the discussion of Valenzuela City’s innovative 3S+ Program by Architect Edison Ching Padilla, Head of Valenzuela City Building Permits Division. Ms. Lucette Dela Rosa, the Department Head of Taytay’s Management Information Service Division, presented Best Taytay, an information service, and management application.

Before continuing the fifth session, Chandogne Yaoyao, Accounts Associate from Bizbox Incorporated, presented the company’s products- the Hospital Information System, the Electronic Health Records, and the Document Management System. The first promotional video for the company’s newest product, QMeUp, was also presented during the short interval.

In the fifth session, Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue briefed the attendees about the eGov Awards. The mentioned award LGUs with programs that showed initiative and greatness in the ICT for good governance. Legaspi City Administrator, Mr. Carlos Ante presented their cloud-based information system for disaster mitigation and management, the Balangay. The presentation was followed by the presentation of the Integrated Transport Management System. Ms. Emmy Lou Versoza-Delfin, National Program Manager of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, gave a brief preview of the DigitalCitiesPh which will soon be launched in November during the eGov Awards.

In the following session, Deputy Director Marlene Tiquia, from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, talked about the issue on information sharing arrangements on pawnshops, as well as the foreign exchange dealers and remittance agents registered with LGUs. She was followed by

Atty. Vida Zora Bocar from the National Privacy Commission, who gave a rundown on the provisions of the Data Privacy Act. The Department of Information and Communications Technology, Assistant Secretary Alan Sisor, highlighted the role of the i-City (intelligent city) along with the policy and governance.


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