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CICT invites unserved, underserved municipalities to host CeCs
by Melody Cocon
Butuan City (7 April) -- The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), in the implementation of the Philippine Community eCenter (CeC) Roadmap, invites municipal governments particularly those without any form of CeC in their locality to apply for the hosting of a CeC.
A CeC is a self-sustaining shared facility providing affordable access to ICT-enabled services and relevant content. It serves as a conduit for efficient delivery of government and other services and a potent tool for empowerment and participation of unserved and underserved communities in development. (+)
Feature: CeC Carmen: Bridge of Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow
by Melody M. Cocon
Butuan City (5 March) -- Looking back, 2008 was a tough year for CeC Carmen brought about by an unstable political leadership that has hampered operations at the local eCenter.
During the last quarter of the same year, Hon. Ramon M. Calo regained administration of the local government, with Ms. Margie F. Braga as CeC Manager. (+)
Comelec automated poll version vulnerable to wholesale fraud, says Ateneo think tank
Butuan City (6 February) -- Stressing that the credibility of the 2010 elections is crucial to the much-needed renewal of Philippine democracy, the Ateneo-based Center for Strategic Studies yesterday warned that this credibility can be endangered by the "disadvantages" of the optical mark recognition system (OMR), the poll automation system favored by the Commission on Elections.
Jesuit priest Fr. Romeo Intengan, president of CSS, raised his concern about studies showing that the OMR is not transparent and susceptible to wholesale fraud even as he lauded the present Comelec leadership for exerting extra efforts to ensure the computerization of the 2010 elections. "Poll computerization experts warn that with the OMR, the danger of fraud may be embedded in the system itself, with or without the knowledge or connivance of the vendor or of the Comelec. A few computer technicians can subvert our whole election system," Intengan noted. (+)