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PIA Press Release
2010/05/15

RDC-EVISNET conducts web dev’t training for member-agencies

By Neil D. Lopido

Tacloban City (May 15) -- To enhance the skills of the Regional Development Council (RDC) member-agency webmasters on website development and updating, the RDC through the Eastern Visayas Information Sharing Network (EVISNET) conducted recently a three-day training on Website Development using Joomla 1.5.

Joomla is a Web Content Management System which enables one to build websites and powerful online applications through simple text, photos, music, videos, documents, among others.

Teresita I. Escobar, NEDA Supervising Economic Development Specialist and EVISNET Manager said that the training used Joomla 1.5 CMS as it is more advanced and beautiful, easier to handle, provides more support and user-friendly compared to Joomla 1.0 which the RDC members website are using now.

Escobar said that migration from Joomla 1.0 to Joomla 1.5 will pave the way to a more beautifully-designed and even world class websites with competitive ICT content that will provide the service needs of the public.

Likewise, the said training was done in preparation for the forthcoming search for the Best RDC Website Contest which will be conducted in July this year, Escobar said.

Topics discussed and applied during the workshop includes installation of Joomla 1.5; installing and customizing templates, modules, components; populating website; and editing photos using fireworks, among others, through the brilliant I.T. know-how of Peter Philip Pates, the workshop trainer supported by the EVISNET team.

One of the highlights of the activity was the presentation of the output by agency where the EVISNET Manager expressed her gladness as she was impressed of the beautiful websites that were designed by the more than 40 participants. Escobar also expressed her appreciation to the participant’s interest to learn as manifested in their participation leaving no time wasted.

The election of the pioneer officers of the Organization of RDC-8 Webmasters completed the three-day training with Police Senior Inspector Jose O. Chan III of the Philippine National Police voted as president; Vice President – Liza F. Baoy (PDEA); Secretary – Lina Flor Tajo (DepEd); Asst. Secretary – Elma Bernadette Lego (DOH); Treasurer – Ma. Teresa N. Labrador (BSP); Auditor – Anne Reyes (BIR); PIO – Leonilo D. Lopido (PIA); and Sgt. @ Arms – PO1 Recson Paghunasan. (PIA-8) [top]

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