26 November 2019 – Acknowledging the vital role of Local Government Units (LGUs) in establishing a Digital Philippines, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) continues to give recognition to LGUs’ digital initiatives during the Digital Governance Awards (DGA) 2019.

The DGA is an annual event recognizing LGUs’ best practices in utilizing ICT for the effective and efficient delivery of public services to local communities and to business stakeholders. It is a joint project of the DICT, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP). 

“Innovation at the grassroots level is a fundamental step in building a digital nation. Your sensitivity to the needs of your local community places you in a special position to usher in and drive robust and innovative solutions for the digital transformation of your community, from the way you engage the public to delivering business objectives and empowering your constituents through ICT,” DICT Undersecretary for Legal Affairs, Policy, Planning & Finance Jose Arturo De Castro said to the participating LGUs.

“This (DGA) is part and parcel of our initiatives to foster modernization in the way local governments handle business development, community development and social services. We aim to make government more responsive and integrated by applying digital technologies to improve key domains such as transportation, communications, business, labor, and security, among others,” DICT Assistant Secretary for Digital Philippines Emmanuel Rey Caintic added.

Participation for this year’s DGA has increased significantly since its inception in 2012 with more than 70 entries from LGUs across the Philippines.

The age of LGU leaders and the populace was stated as factors contributing to the growth of LGUs’ digital initiatives.

“The younger local government leaders become, the more that they have a better understanding of what it means to be digital,” NICP President Jonathan De Luzuriaga said. “(LGUs’) respective constituents are also getting younger which means that they are demanding a digital way of life from those they put into leadership.”

Increased in connectivity, the presence of social media and exposure to the ICT industry were also cited as some of the reasons why LGUs are beginning to embrace the idea of digital transformation.

The complete list of winners is found below:

Best in eGOV Customer Empowerment (G2C) Award recognizes LGUs’ ICT solutions in public education and engagement and in the use of electronic facilities and channels aimed at providing improved, timely and relevant delivery of public services.

RANK

LGU

SYSTEM

 
 

 MUNICIPALITIES

1

 BOAC, MARINDUQUE

BOAC TELERAD

2

 BURGOS, ILOCOS NORTE

21st Century Learning Environment Model (CLEM) Classrooms

3

 LOON, BOHOL

TECH4ED

CITIES

1

 MAKATI

Makatizen Card Project

2

 PARAÑAQUE

PROJECT ELO (Express Lane Operation)

3

 MANDAUE

The GUARDIAN Emergency Response System

 PROVINCES

1

 LAGUNA

Provincial Government of Laguna’s Queuing Management System

2

LA UNION

PGLU Careers

Best in eGOV Business Empowerment (G2B) Award acknowledges LGUs’ initiatives to improve their responsiveness to the needs of business enterprises.

RANK

LGU

SYSTEM

 
 

 MUNICIPALITIES

1

 MINA, ILOILO

Mina Municipal Agriculture Information System – Farmers Agriculture Resource Management System

2

 BALIWAG

iBPLS

3

 LOON, BOHOL

LBTPM

 CITIES

1

 CALAPAN

BRIS KIOSK Version

2

 CAUAYAN, ISABELA

INVESTMENT WEBSITE

3

 ALAMINOS

Integrated Business Permit and Licensing System(iBPLS)

 PROVINCES

1

 BATAAN

HOTJOBS BATAAN

2

 COMPOSTELA VALLEY

Blood Distribution Management System

3

 ILOILO

Expanded Capitol IP-Telephony Communication System

Best in eGOV Government Inter-Operability (G2G) Award commends LGUs’ efforts to connect data and systems with other government offices, both national and local, for the convenience of their constituents and to improve their public service delivery.

RANK

LGU

SYSTEM

 
 

 MUNICIPALITIES

1

 BALIWAG

BEAMS

2

 CAVINTI, LAGUNA

Cavinti GReAT System 3.0 (Cavinti Government Revenue, Accountability and Transparency System 3.0)

3

 SAN MATEO

1SANMATEO Geographic Resilience Integrated Development Structure (GRIDS)

 CITIES

1

 CAUAYAN, ISABELA

Barangay Centralized Wireless Network

2

 CAGAYAN DE ORO

Electronic Budget System

3

 PARAÑAQUE

CAB MOU

 PROVINCES

1

COMPOSTELA VALLEY

Document Management System

Best in eGOV Digital Finance Empowerment (G2P) Award honors LGUs’ endeavors to promote e-commerce or e-payment facilities and systems aimed at ensuring effective revenue generation and collection, improving over-all financial management, and providing convenience to the public.   

RANK

LGU

SYSTEM

 
 

 MUNICIPALITIES

1

CAVINTI, LAGUNA

Cavinti Tourism and Event Management System

2

 BALIWAG

Treasury Informationand Management System (TIMS)

CITIES

1

 LEGAZPI

Online Payment Portal for Real Property and Business Taxes

2

 CAUAYAN, ISABELA

Cauayan Smart City App

3

 CAGAYAN DE ORO

Mapping Online Application (MOA)

 PROVINCES

1

 AKLAN

Integration of ETRACS and Access Gate System in Caticlan and Cagban Passenger Terminals and Jetty Ports

2

 SOUTH COTABATO

Financial Monitoring and Document Tracking System

Best in eGOV Data-Driven Governance (D2G) Award gives recognition to LGUs who exemplified good governance through fair and responsible processing of data.

RANK

LGU

SYSTEM

 
 

 MUNICIPALITIES

1

 DULAG, LEYTE

DIGITIZE DULAG (DIGI-DU)

2

 CAVINTI, LAGUNA

Cavinti Human Resource Management System (CHRMS)

3

 LOON, BOHOL

ELB Mobile App

 CITIES

 

1

  PARAÑAQUE

Integrated Occupational Permit System

2

  ALAMINOS

Barangay Health Worker Information System (BHWIS)

3

  GENERAL SANTOS

General Santos City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP): Mainstreaming Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment using GIS

PROVINCES

1

 BATANGAS

Geographical Information Systems for Electronic Real Property Taxation and Assessment (eRPTA-GIS)

2

 LA UNION

Detainees Information System (DIS)

Best in eGOV Systems for Global Competitiveness (G2W) Award distinguishes LGUs who were able to develop world class systems in using ICT.

RANK

LGU

Name of Entry

 
 

 MUNICIPALITIES

1

 BALIWAG

Baliwag Integrated Profiling System (BIPS)

2

 LOON, BOHOL

ELBI Mobile App

 CITIES

1

 BAGUIO

eBOMS V1.0 Electronic Budget Operations and Monitoring System

2

 PARAÑAQUE

E-Inspect

3

 TAGUM

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Project

 PROVINCES

1

 BATAAN

Automated Performance Management System