Quo Vadis Pilipinas

Quo Vadis Pilipinas Series 
Crossroads & Tipping Points: uncovering the transformational role of ICT in good governance and disaster management

Tentative Programme
8:30 - 9:30 AM Registration


  National Anthem & Opening Prayer  
  Welcome Remarks Br Ricky Laguda FSC
University Chancellor
De La Salle University-Manila
  Invited Keynote Speaker Sen. Teofisto Guingona III
Chairman, Blue Ribbon Committee
Senate of the Philippines
9:45 - 12:30 PM Discussion Session 1  


Freedom to Know, Freedom to Interact: Participation Powered by ICT

For the last 8 years, the journey towards a genuine freedom of information (FOI) act has been an uphill climb. Seen as a continuing quest for good governance in Philippines, this journey has been characterized by a multitude of hindrances and challenges leading to questions regarding the true nature of Philippine democracy. This session intends to explore the issues regarding FOI and identify the possible tipping points that can be enabled by e-Participation.

Session Chair Dr. Rachel Roxas
Dean, CCS - DLSU
Session Speakers Advocating for Freedom of Information Former Rep Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel
AKBAYAN Party-List
  FOI and the Role of ICT Mr. Vince Lazatin
Director, Transparency & Accountability Network (TAN)
  e-Legislation Project for BROOM Prof. Allan Borra
Center for Language Technologies (CeLT), CCS - DLSU
  Open Forum  
1:30 - 4:00 PM Discussion Session 2  


Participation-Localization-Informatization: A Recipe for Disaster?

The onslaught of numerous natural disasters has left the Philippines with a host of challenges. With a refocusing of policy directions regarding disaster management, potential tipping points abound ranging from the organizational to the individual. This new development in the disaster management perspective brings forth innovative possibilities in the area of citizen participation, public-private sector partnerships and the enabling role of ICT.

Session Chair Dr. Emmanuel Lallana
Chief Executive, IdeaCorp
Session Speakers Learning from experiences: Possible tipping points for e-Participation Hon. Gilbert Teodoro
Former Secretary, Department of National Defense (DND)
  Viewpoint for LGUs: Mitigating Disasters using ICT Hon. Marides Fernando
Former Mayor, City of Marikina
  Community Informatics: Role of ICT in Disaster Management Prof. Ma. Victoria Pineda
Senior Researcher, Center for ICT for Development (CITe4D)
  Open Forum  
  Closing Remarks Sec. Ivan Uy
Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT)