CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--This city placed second in a national competition among local governments that have already integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) in government services.
The "eGov Awards" recognized the city's innovative "Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Online ID Registration" system, said Jong Pamisa, PWD online ID registration head, who received the award on October 12 showcased during Monday's flag raising ceremony.
"This is the first online system throughout the country," Pamisa said. "The local Social Welfare and Development Office is very honored about it, headed by City Administrator Teddy Sabuga-a, the concurrent City Social Welfare and Development(CSWD) head."
Pamisa said aside from the online ID application, they also bring "door-to-door services" specially for PWDs whose mobility are limited.
Elmer Villamor, a former officer of the PWD group here, said he was elated that their sector has finally been given attention by the local government through innovative systems that take into account their physical disabilities.
Meanwhile, the local government became one of the only 10 LGUs to receive the Galing Pook Award last week.
Cagayan de Oro has won the award twice, given in recognition to LGUs espousing innovative means and initiatives of governance.
For this year, the city's entry was the "No Vote, Ibot" No More: Ending the Political Bondange in Resettlement Areas by Providing Security of Tenure campaign of the City Government."
The initiative is part of the city's resettlement program that grants irregular settlers with land titles. (PNA)