Lubao launches Tech4ed cen­ter

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAM PO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

LUBAO— The mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment of Lubao headed by Mayor My­lyn Pineda-Cayabyab, in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy (DICT), launched over the week­end a cen­ter to house the gov­ern­ment pro­gram dubbed Tech­nol­ogy Em­pow­er­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion, Em­ploy­ment, En­trepreneur­ship and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (Tech4Ed).

The cen­ter aims to serve as a de­liv­ery chan­nel for rel­e­vant ICT-en­abled ser­vices and con­tent for so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of “un­served” and “un­der­served” com­mu­ni­ties to­wards im­proved qual­ity of life.

Tech4Ed evolved from the Philip­pine Com­mu­nity eCen­ter Pro­gram, a na­tional dig­i­tal in­clu­sion ini­tia­tive es­tab­lish­ing eCen­ters that pro­vide crit­i­cal e-gov­ern­ment and ICT-en­abled ser­vices in com­mu­ni­ties with min­i­mal or no ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and gov­ern­ment ser­vices.

Project com­po­nents in­clude the es­tab­lish­ment of Tech4Ed cen­ters; con­tent de­vel­op­ment; ca­pa­bil­ity build­ing; and, ad­vo­cacy and pro­mo­tion.

DICT rep­re­sen­ta­tives— Lu­zon Clus­ter 2 Di­rec­tor Ch­eryl Or­tega; Engr. Pablito Dela Peña, pro­vin­cial field team leader; and, Mikko Rhey M. Al­fonso, project de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer— signed a me­moran­dum of agree­ment with lo­cal of­fi­cials led by Vice-Mayor Rober­tito Diaz.

DICT also do­nated three desk­top com­puter units and one printer to be used in the Tech4Ed cen­ter.

The sign­ing and turnover of do­na­tion was wit­nessed by Councilor Gon­zalo Tun­gul, Mu­nic­i­pal Ad­min­is­tra­tor El­izalde Ber­nal, Hu­man Re­source Man­ager Vir­gilio Manuel, Pub­lic Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices Of­fice man­ager Raquel Lugtu, San­i­ta­tion Of­fi­cer Jovy Ivan Ma­tias and Lubao Tech4Ed Cen­ter Man­ager Ado­nis Suba.

— Photo Cour­tesy of Al­bert La­can­lale

TECH4ED. Lubao Vice Mayor Rober­tito Diaz (4th, L) and DICT Lu­zon Clus­ter 2 Di­rec­tor Ch­eryl Or­tega lead the launch­ing of the Tech4Ed Cen­ter in Lubao, Pam­panga. Also in photo are Pub­lic Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices Of­fice man­ager Raquel Lugtu, Tech4Ed Cen­ter...

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