Wednesday, June 01, 2005

National ICT Month 2005

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared June as “National ICT Month”.

“I hereby declare the month of June 2005 as National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Month,” said the President in proclamation no. 802, signed in February. The president directed that the event shall be under the auspices of the CICT together with other government agencies and private organizations involved in the development of ICT in the country. “All heads of department, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the national government, including officials of the local governments, are hereby called upon coordinate with the CICT to implement the plans, programs and activities geared toward the objectives of this Proclamation."

The ICT Month of June was first declared in May 1989 by then President Corazon C. Aquino, in order to increase public awareness on the vital role that ICT plays in national development.

The theme of National ICT Month 2005 is, "Towards a Philippine Information Society".

The inspiration for the theme came from U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan's message to the World Summit on the Information Society, "We are going through a historic transformation in the way we live, learn, work, communicate and do business. We must do so not passively, but as makers of our own destiny. Technology has produced the information age. Now it is up to all of us to build an Information Society."

The World Summit on the Information Society, or WSIS, was convened in order to determine how ICT can best contribute towards the advancement of the U.N.'s Millenium Development Goals.

This month, let us all renew our efforts to work together in building a Philippine Information Society - a society which is inclusive and uses ICT to bridge the many divides we have in our country, a society where all Filipinos enjoy a better quality of life through optimum access, usage, utilization and sharing of information and knowledge, a society where ICT is used as a tool for delivering good governance.

GMA-7 Interview on the significance of National ICT Month


At Thu Jun 23, 09:13:00 AM, Blogger Ardythe said...

Welcome back to blogging! I hope you can share an email address wherein we could address our concerns.

At Fri Jun 24, 11:23:00 AM, Blogger dondimapa said...

Hi Ardythe. All comments posted on this blog are sent immediately to my email inbox. I look forward to hearing your concerns!

At Fri Jun 24, 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dondi. An American group is looking at putting up a facility to finance receivables of BPO providers from their US clients. They are looking at call centers, software companies, and other business services. They are in the process of assessing the size of the potential market for receivable financing. I would like to correspond further by email so I could give you more details. The principal is arranging a trip to Manila and it would be great if he could visit with you briefly. Thanks. Joey Marcaida


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