Bataan wins two Digital Governance awards

November 26, 2019 will be a day long remembered by the Provincial Government of Bataan, in particular the staff of the Provincial Management Information Systems Office headed by Mr. Geoffrey Loyola, for the province was adjudged champion in two coveted awards in the field of digital technology

In simple ceremonies held last night at the Philippine International Convention Center, PICC Complex, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) conducted the Digital Governance Awards Night attended by local chief executives, representatives of partner agencies, and the business sector from all over the country.

Among the six categories, Bataan fielded two entries under the Business Empowerment (G2B) and Systems for Global Competitiveness (G2W) which were both hailed as champions besting 76 finalists nationwide.

For the G2B category, Bataan fielded the Hotjobs with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) as the end-user while for the G2W category, the Automated Performance Management Systems (APMS) was entered, with the Office of the Strategy Management (OSM) and the Internal Audit Service (IAS) as the end-users. Both systems were conceptualized, analyzed, developed and maintained by the MIS.

Entries were first validated last October 16-18 at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila, where Ms. Kaye Pascua (OSM) and Ms. Liz Concepcion (PESO) were the presentors. All entries that made it to the finals were rated on the following criteria: Innovation, Relevance, Impact and Sustainability and Replicability.

Successfully integrating ICT solutions and the commitment of its administrators to the needs of business enterprises by creating business opportunities, Hotjobs gave job seekers easy access to job opportunities in the province while giving employers the opportunity to reach the unemployed by posting available job openings;

According to its proponent, Mr. Loyola, the APMS is not just a tool, and is even more than just a system for it serves as a catalyst that brought the much needed change in the culture of the organization; serving as a bridge harmonizing the Performance Governance System and the Strategic Performance Management System. Aside from being the first LGU to utilize said system, the judges find Bataan’s APMS at par with global standards.

Receiving the awards for the province were Mr. Julius Abes, Ms. Kaye Pascua, Ms. Liz Concepcion, Mr. Kevin Anilo.
The Digital Governance Awards is an annual search for best practices of local government units in terms of ICT implementation.

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