The leading technology-enabled local government units (LGUs) were recognized at the recently concluded digitalcitiesPH Awards Night held last 12 October 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

The digitalcitiesPH Awards, an annual search for best practices in utilizing ICT for the effective delivery of public services among LGUs, gave out 17 awards in the following categories:


  • Global Competitiveness,
  • Digital Finance Empowerment,
  • Data-Driven Governance,
  • Government Inter-Operability,
  • Business Empowerment, and
  • Customer Empowerment.



The Best in eGov Systems for Global Competitiveness Award recognizes LGUs for developing world class ICT systems that are at par with international standards. The winners for this category were:

Category System LGU
Municipality Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit System with e-Tagging Technology Bayambang, Pangasinan
City Cebu Business Application and OnLine Analytics [CEBALA] Cebu
Province Aksyon Gabay Tungo sa Repormasyon – Information Management System [AGR-IMS] Davao del Norte


The Best in eGov Digital Finance Empowerment Award commends those LGUs which promote e-commerce and electronic payment facilities to ensure effective revenue generation and give convenience to the public. The LGUs recognized for this award were:

Category System LGU
Municipality Local Finance System using GReAT System Cavinti, Laguna
City Computerized Barangay Real Property Tax Payment [RPT] Makati


The Best in Data-Driven Governance Award acknowledges the efforts of LGUs that develop ICT systems with a fair and responsible use of data. The top awardees were:

Category System LGU
Municipality Geographic Resilience Integrated Development Structure [GRIDS] San Mateo, Rizal
City GeoHazard Mapping Information System Cebu
Province Human Resource Information System Davao del Norte


The Best in eGov Government Inter-Operability Award acknowledges those LGUs that develop ICT systems that enable interconnectivity with other data and systems of other government offices, whether local or national. The first-placers were:

Category System LGU
Municipality LGU-Barangay [LB] Connect Baliwag, Bulacan
City Alisto Serbisyo App [ASAP] Naga
Province Electronic Real Property Taxation and Assessment System Batangas


The Best in eGov Business Empowerment Award, on the other hand, cites the efforts of LGUs in boosting business opportunities by developing ICT solutions that respond to the needs of business enterprises. Those who won the awards were:

Category System LGU
Municipality Enhanced Loon Business One-Stop-Shop Initiative 2.0 [ELBI 2.0] Loon, Bohol
City Electronics Business Inspection Monitoring System [E-BIMS] Mobile Application Calapan
Province Smart Utilities for Government Business Operations [SUGBO] Program Cebu



The Best in eGov Customer Empowerment Award distinguishes ICT solutions provided by the LGUs to education and engagement of the public. The awardees were:

Category System LGU
Municipality Pinamalayan Community eCenter Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
City Correspondence Session: The Marikina City Model Marikina
Province Public Caravan Information System [PCIS] Davao del Norte


The digitalcitiesPH Awards, formerly the eGov Awards, started in 2012, is a joint initiative of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). The Awards encourages cities, provinces and municipalities to develop and adopt innovative digital solutions for better governance and user experience in their community.

The complete list of awardees may be found below: