hosts IT for Good Governance Workshop
The Yuchengco Center for East
Asia, the Asia Foundation and IBM Philippines will mount a
workshop titled “Information Technology for Good Governance”
on November 20 (today) at the Peninsula Manila.
The workshop aims to identify
key issues and policy concerns regarding the relationship
between access to IT and good governance, and to determine
the barriers to the adoption of advanced information technology
to promote transparency and accountability in governance and
The workshop also seeks to
propose pilot projects for improving the utilization of IT
towards transparency and accountability, and to establish
a network of institutional leaders actively committed to e-Governance
and are ready for concrete involvement in pilot projects maximizing
the use of IT in government operations, at local and national
Invited were policy-makers
in government, business (especially the IT industry), academe,
media, and NGOs. Dr. Francisco Magno, Social Development Research
Center Director, and Dr. Ramonette Serafica, Associate Professor
of Economics, will present the framework paper. Stephen Braim
of IBM Australia will present a case study on “The Australian
Experience in E-Governance.”
Other resource speakers are
Rep. Leandro Verceles, Jr., Chairman, Sub-committee on Information
Technology, House of Representatives; Undersecretary Ike Señeres,
Director General, National Computer Center; Gerardo Bulatao,
Senior Consultant, Institute of Politics and Governance; Assistant
Trade Secretary Toby Monsod; Dr. Segundo Romero, Senior Consultant,
Development Academy of the Philippines; Dr. Reynaldo Vea,
President, Mapua Institute of Technology; and Augusto Lagman,
President, Philippine Computer Society.
observe Jubilee Christ Week
Celebrated a week before the
Feast of Christ the King every November, this year’s Christ
Week Celebration is extra special because it will be celebrated
within the Jubilee Year.
With the theme “Ikaw, Ako,
Tayo…Ipagdiwang ang Pag-ibig ni Kristo!”, the weeklong observance
hopes to deliver the message of unity in celebrating Christ’s
love for the people through meaningful activities and programs.
The Lasallian Pastoral Office
(LSPO), as head organizer, prepared various activities to
highlight the event, such as daily thematic masses, bazaars,
and concerts (see This Week for schedules).
One of the important highlights
of the annual celebration is the Sacrament of Confirmation
on November 22 to be held at the Chapel of the Most Blessed
Bishop Rolando Tirona, D.D.,
OCD, of the Diocese of Malolos will officiate the mass.
cards now available
De La Salle Univeristy-Manila institutional cards are now
available at the DLSU bookstores and the Marketing
Communication Office (L-163). The cards are reasonably
priced at P10 and P12.
Members of the Lasallian community
are encouraged to buy the cards ahead of the Christmas rush.
MCO offers one free card for
every dozen purchase of the P12 card (left).