ICTMO Asst. Department Head Salvacion Sibonga (left) and Provincial Population Officer Ramon Yee (right) presented the awards they received during the 6th Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance of Local Government Units organized by National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) in Cagayan de Oro City to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. (center).
ILOILO – The Information Communications Technology Management Office (ICTMO) placed third in Best eGOV Business Empowerment Category (G2B) of the 6th Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance of Local Government Units organized by National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) in Cagayan de Oro City.
Held in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government and Department of Information and Communications Technology, the annual search aims to recognize the best practices of local government units nationwide in using ICT to effectively and efficiently deliver its programs and services.
ICTMO Assistant Department Head Salvacion Sibonga presented the award to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias during her recent courtesy visit in the chief executive’s office.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, through a resolution sponsored by Board Member Liecel Seville, also commended ICTMO for garnering the award and for having been consistently recognized by NICP for its innovative programs since 2012.
The Capitol’s P1.7-million IP-Telephony Communication System was Iloilo’s entry in Best e-GOV Business Category, while its Provincial Population Information Management System (IPPIMS) was finalist in Best in Data-Driven Governance Category.
Regarded as the future of telephony in Capitol, the Internet Protocol-Private Branch Exchange (IP-PBX) communication system was installed this year to maximize the use of its fiber optic structured cabling system and as a cost-saving strategy for local calls.
Capitol has 83 direct telephone lines and it is paying an average monthly telephone bill of P145, 000 or P1.7-million a year. Switching to PBX will allow Capitol to maintain a maximum of 300 lines with a subscription fee of P30,000 per month or only P360,000 per year. The use of IP telephony then will result to savings of about P1.3-million a year
Meanwhile, the IPPIMS was developed by ICTMO for PPO’s data banking of population-related data to be used by partner agencies, local government units and private sector for planning and program development.
IPPIMS is a web application using cloud computing technology that is capable of providing fast and efficient access or retrieval, automatic consolidation, storage and updating of information.
It is a cost-effective technology since PPO does not have to invest in building a data center to run the project.