Friday, June 6, 2008

June is National ICT Month in the Philippines


June is National ICT Month

MANILA, Philippines - President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared the month of June as "National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) month."This is embodied in Proclamation No. 1521, which she signed last May 28.

Mrs. Arroyo said the proclamation seeks to consolidate the ICT plans of the government and the private sector.

"The government recognizes the need to harmonize and coordinate the government’s and private sector’s ICT programs and projects and other ICT-related initiatives to ensure their consistency with the government’s overall development goals as well as to encourage the principle of developing ICT that is private sector-led, market-based and government-enabled," the proclamation read.

The President ordered all departments to coordinate with CICT to implement the plans, programs, and activities that will fulfill the objectives of the Proclamation. - BusinessWorld

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