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PIA Press Release
2008/11/25

Iligan City hosts 1st National Summit of ICT Councils

ICC Iligan (25 November) -- City Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz of Iligan expressed his gratitude to the practitioners and stakeholders in the field of information technology who responded to the invitation and bringing them together to the 1st Information Communication Technology (ICT) Councils/Foundations/Organizations Summit here in this city.

Addressing the participants to the 2-day Summit which opened today-November 25 and until tomorrow, Mayor Cruz said that he hopes to have this undertaking a fruitful and rewarding experience to all, a welcome sign for the growth of the ICT industry in general and maximize its benefits and improve the lives and the systems that govern the conduct of the lives of the people.

Cruz admitted that he may not be as computer savvy as the participants may have been, but through some movies he has come to know awesome power of computers that dramatically changing our way of life and have made us worth smarter and of course faster.

So pervasive is the use of ICT, that it has swoon a genre of computer of science fiction movies, and computer animated films, added Cruz.

The concept of open source has given rise to such concerns as: reliability, fewer infections, hardware independence, choice of programs, upgrade putting, interoperability, community not customers, and easy on the professor.

Mayor Cruz extended his deep appreciation to the prime movers of this first ever Summit particularly the Iligan Information Communication and Technology Council (IICTC) chaired by Dr. Emmanuel M. Lagare, and the resource speakers and guests who have unselfishly contributed their time, knowledge, experiences, and resources, and to the participants from the different regions in our country. (LVG/PIA Iligan) [top]

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