City government to implement Infoboard-A A +A
Monday, February 18, 2013
CITY Hall will soon implement a web-based application called the InfoBoard that will allow particular offices or departments to instantly communicate with its constituents in Cagayan de Oro City.
The InfoBoard is a communication solution made possible through the city's partnership with Smart Philippines. It is currently being effectively used by Ateneo de Manila to keep their students informed in real time about important school activities and updates.
Laurence Dadua of Smart Philippines conducted an orientation on the InfoBoard and its uses for the city on Monday to some City Hall personnel headed by Assistant City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) Officer Engr. Armen Cuenca.
Dadua said the InfoBoard requires its users to use Smart or Talk n Text SIM cards to enjoy the 30,000 allocation of free messages per month.
Messages sent to non-Smart users will be billed 70 centavos, he added.
Among the InfoBoard’s obvious uses is an early warning communication tool for the people of the 80 barangays in the city in case of emergencies such as incoming typhoons, possible flooding or any disaster.
With the InfoBoard, the city’s 80 village chiefs can receive timely text messages through their cellphones from the City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) as the content provider, giving them updates and specific instructions, at no expense to the city or its subscribers.
Aside from the CDRRMO, the City Information Office, the City Council and other key offices may also be tapped as additional content providers. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 19, 2013.