CAGAYAN de Oro City has been chosen as a finalist in four of five categories in the 6th Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance for Local Government Units or eGov Awards.
The eGov Awards is an annual search for the best practices in local government units nationwide in utilizing information and communications technology (ICT) to effectively and efficiently deliver its public services to its constituents and to its business stakeholders.
The four categories that the city participated on are: Best in Customer Empowerment (G2C), Best in Government Inter-Operability, Best in Digital Finance Empowerment (P2G), and Best in Business Empowerment (G2B).
According to Jose Angelo Lorenzo Gomos, the sales and promotions supervisor II of Cagayan de Oro City Trade and Investment Promotions Center, said being one of the finalist in the eGov Awards is a proof that the City Government is in the process of integrating ICT solutions to cater to the needs of the general public.
"We aligned our entries according to what is asked in the nomination forms. First of all we made sure the database in each data service is accurate and the speed of internet is also efficient," Gomos said.
The city's entries in each category are as follows:
- Cagayan de Oro's Senior Citizen's ID Online Registration for the Best in eGov Customer Empowerment Award
- Internet Online Services (iOS) for the Best in eGov Digital Finance Empowerment (P2G) Award
- Oro-Computer-Aided Response and Emergency Dispatch (Oro-Cared) for the Best in eGov Government Inter-Operability Empowerment Award
- Cagayan de Oro Electronic Building Permit Management System (eBPMS) for the Best in eGov Business Empowerment Award
Gomos said in terms of preparation, they made sure that what they included in the nomination forms were “credible and direct to what is actually in the nature of online service.”
"Joining the eGov awards is already a prestigious opportunity to recognize the City Government of Cagayan de Oro in handling and taking the initiative to integrate ICT solutions and public services," Gomos said.
He also said the award is also an important achievement and a way to inform the nationwide audience that the city has these certain services.
"Since the government belongs to the people, each LGUs (local government units) has the capability to help one another, integrating and incorporating ICT solutions in public service and also invite their locals to engage in their services," Gomos said.