10 July 2019 – Continuing its mission to empower local digital entrepreneurs with ICT-based knowledge and skills, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set to conduct the third iteration of the Philippine Impact Sourcing Conference (PISCON) 2019 on 16-17 July 2019.

Around 600 participants, composed of online professionals, freelancers organizations, digital career advocates, industry players, and government representatives will gather at Royce Hotel, Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga for PISCON 2019.


One of the highlights of the two-day event is the launch of digitaljobs PH program, a rebrand of Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) program.

The digitaljobsPH is one of the major initiatives under the digitalPH Program of DICT led by the ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB) which aims to help reduce the unemployment rate in the Philippines by creating meaningful ICT-enabled jobs in the socio-economically disadvantaged areas.

“This year, DICT through the IIDB and all the regional clusters will celebrates our graduates’ stories about generating positive impact by improving one’s skills to take advantage of opportunities for sustainable livelihood. The RIS Program empowers not just Filipinos in the countryside but also the marginalized sector like women, out-of-school youths and people with disabilities, by giving them the opportunity to make a living out of what they learn. In order to reach more of these sectors, we have increased the number of target locations to expand our reach to more socially-disadvantaged areas in the country this year,” Emmy Lou V. Delfin, Director of the DICT-IIDB, explained. celebrates our graduates’ stories about generating positive impact by improving one’s skills to take advantage of opportunities for sustainable livelihood. The RIS Program empowers not just Filipinos in the countryside but also the marginalized sector like women, out-of-school youths and people with disabilities, by giving them the opportunity to make a living out of what they learn. In order to reach more of these sectors, we have increased the number of target locations to expand our reach to more socially-disadvantaged areas in the country this year,” Emmy Lou V. Delfin, Director of the DICT-IIDB, explained.

In its first two years of implementation, a total of 1,832 individuals were given ICT-related trainings on ICT from 93 key locations in the Philippines.  This year, DICT through its ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB), will train 2,112 Filipinos nationwide.

Geared to promote the Philippine online freelancing ecosystem, PISCON will also feature presentations on the Future of Work and Future of Skills reports as well as panel discussions on impact of online work in the economy and best practices of LGUs on implementing RIS.