TWENTY–SEVEN local government unit (LGU) personnel from Kalinga, Abra, Ifugao, La Union, Pangasinan and Ilocos Sur are set off to assist in improving e-governance in their localities after being trained on Website Development using the Government Website Template (GWT) on September 3 to 6, 2019 at the DICT Training Center in St. Joseph Village, Baguio City.
The training was conducted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to equip LGU personnel on the development and maintenance of a standardized government website to make their programs, news updates, public documents and other services more accessible to the citizens, especially for those who use mobile devices.
By using a template, government websites will have a uniform corporate online identity, ease of visitor navigation and enhanced website security.
“This is a very important learning that you should undertake, particularly to adhere to Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018. You need to provide your office a government website that follows the standards,” Engr. William Rojas, technical operations division chief of DICT Luzon Cluster I said.
Modules covered during the training include the overview of the Government Web Hosting Service (GWHS) of DICT, Website Management, Wordpress usage, Basic Interface Requirements, required and suggested content, installation of plug-ins and security.
During the last day of training, participants presented the prototype websites they have developed to the DICT panel for assessment and improvement before going live.
LGU’s are encouraged to opt for DICT’s government web hosting service for greater protection against hacking and cyber-attacks.
“An additional level of security can be added through web hosting made available through “An additional level of security can be added through web hosting made available through the Government Cloud,” Michael Rabara, DICT training specialist explained.
Another batch of LGU personnel are lined up to be trained on government website development this year.
DICT has been intensifying its coordination and partnership with LGUs for the fast-tracked creation of their websites since it is also one of the prerequisites for the implementation of the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (eBPLS).
This system is aimed at cutting down the steps in applying for new and renewal of business permits to fulfill the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018. (Jonathan Llanes)