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Angeles, San Fernando in Pampanga amongst the 10 cities awarded 2014 National e-Readiness Leadership Award

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Pampanga, Philippines – The city of Angeles and San Fernando in Pampanga and Balanga in Bataan were amongst the top 10 cities across the Philippine archipelago that were awarded on Wednesday, June 18th, with the 2014 e-Readiness Leadership Award.


The representatives from the three local government units (LGUs) received the recognition at the conclusion of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Innovations Forum in the business district of the country, Makati City.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on a statement:

This is the result of the assessment made by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), in partnership with the USAID-INVEST Project, based on the nationwide survey pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2014-15 issued on February 7, 2014 entitled “BPLS Compliance and E-Readiness Survey for Cities and Municipalities 2014”.


The survey aimed to assess the compliance of cities and municipalities on BPLS standards and their state of e-readiness in terms of ICT capacity and ICT environment. One of the survey components is the e-Readiness assessment which measures the preparedness of LGUs to adopt and implement ICT project initiatives such as system computerization, e-Government and Smart Cities/Municipalities.

Department of Interior and Local Government Central Luzon Director Florida Dijan stated that the winners garnered high marks in their, “Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) and E-Readiness Survey for Cities and Municipalities 2014 which we have done in partnership with Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, and USAID-INVEST project.”

“The survey was meant to assess the compliance of cities and municipalities to BPLS standards and their state of e-readiness in terms of ICT capacity and ICT environment. One of its components is the e-Readiness assessment which measures the preparedness of LGUs to adopt and implement ICT project initiatives such as system computerization, e-Government and Smart Cities/Municipalities,” Dijan further noted.

Other winners were the cities of Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, as well as the four cities in National Capilat Region (NCR), including the Makati, Mandaluyong, Taguig, and Valenzuela.


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