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Tiñga, businessmen vow to make Taguig RP’s No. 1 City!
to the maiden issue of Frontpage-Taguig!
IN THE past seven years, the City of Taguig has successfully revolutionized itself from once a rustic and rural municipality to a bustling urban center. Today, Taguig is a perfect picture of progress – booming business, thriving community, improved quality of life, and of course, modern technology. For its first-ever issue, Frontpage-Taguig takes a peek at what’s in store for this City of Great Promise. We tell you the local government’s plans to sustain the city’s growth through its upcoming projects. We also tell you how the local administration carries out its vision of changing the way people live in Taguig. We invite you to experience our city. Come and explore Taguig! Remember to tell your friends about Frontpage-Taguig. For those interested, please let us know your e-mail address, so we can furnish you with a copy. We also invite you to be a part of Frontpage-Taguig. You may share with us any news and special event that you would like to be published here. Kindly send your news and/or photo releases to email@example.com
Nations unite to change the way people live in Taguig
Shoreline project to launch anti-snob zoning
Taguig District Hospital services improved to benefit the poor
Water services in Taguig near completion
Diploma offered to out-ofschool youth
10 City Hall employees learn
TIÑGA, BUSINESSMEN VOW TO MAKE TAGUIG RP’s NO. 1 CITY
MAYOR Freddie R. Tiñga called on the business community to help make Taguig the country’s premier city by cooperating and sharing with the local government’s social development initiatives.
“The local government continues to explore ways in making Taguig more business-friendly through lowered tax rates and other incentives. We, on the other hand, ask you to do your part by helping us improve the quality of life here. Taguig is not just our city – it is also your city,” Tiñga said during the 3rd Taguig Business Council (TBC) annual stakeholders’ meeting last Sept. 13. direction where the city is going. He is a visionary leader, and if his plans push through, Taguig is really on its way to become a premiere city by the year 2020,” Megaworld President Andrew Tan said. During the meeting, Tiñga revealed the “Taguig Development Formula”, and stressed the key role of the business sector in achieving development and social balance in the city. city – the Integrated Service Information Software (ISIS) and the Taguig City Card. ISIS is an online system that links business establishments directly to the city government, putting together and making available online all government-related transactions. “With ISIS, there is no need for businesses to go to the city hall for such transactions. There is no more bureaucracy and red tape, and reduced government intervention and regulation,” Tiñga said. The Taguig City Card, on the other hand, the city’s Unified Identification (ID) Card System will serve as access point to value added services and will ensure that basic services are properly delivered to the constituents. Tiñga challenged the businessmen to be involved not just in the city’s economic progress but also in the promotion of social welfare. “As part of the city, the business community also has the social responsibility in giving a better life to our constituents,” Tiñga said. Tiñga cited partnerships with the private sector for projects aimed at promoting social development: St. Luke’s Medical Center for the renovation of and improved services at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital; various business groups for the construction of more Family Townhomes units with Gawad Kalinga and Habitat for Humanity; and the High Desert Group for providing livelihood opportunities for select Taguig residents. Meanwhile, business leaders who attended the meeting expressed their support for Tiñga and his new programs. “We believe in Taguig’s potential as the next central business district in the country. We already have existing projects with the Taguig local government, and we are looking to expanding this relationship in the future,” said Brandon Chia of High Desert Group.
ONE FOR TAGUIG: Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga (3 rd from right)discusses with members of the Taguig Business Council the city government’s social development initiatives. In photo are (from right to left) Megaworld’s Andrew Tan, Boni West’s Carlos Rufino, Ayala Group’s Jaime Ayala, Robinsons Land’s Frederick Go and Shang Properties’Andres Bautista.
TBC members who attended the meeting were the Ayala Group’s Jaime Ayala, Philippine Stock Exchange President Francis Lim, Megaworld’s Andrew Tan, SM Group’s Tessie Coson, Robinsons Malls’ Frederick Go, High Desert Inc. (HDI)’s Brandon Chia, Boni West’s Carlos Rufino, and Food Terminal Inc.’s Bueno Castillo. “What Mayor Tiñga presented in this meeting clearly sets the According to Tiñga, the Taguig Development Formula is the realization of the city’s three goals – improved delivery of basic services, more economic opportunities, and increased people participation. These, he said, sans political factions and social divisions will make Taguig the number one city in the country. Tiñga also introduced two electronic innovations that will facilitate business transactions in the
Taguig City is poised to become one of the Philippines’ top tourism destinations with the construction of a 66-story mixed-use building to house a 350-room five-star hotel in Fort Bonifacio.
“Taguig is an ideal tourism destination in Metro Manila. This will complement our efforts in promoting Taguig as a ‘total package’ city and will put us in the country’s tourism map,” Taguig Mayor Freddie Tiñga said. The 66-story structure to rise on a 27-hectare lot in the North Bonifacio district will feature five-star hotel facilities and residential and commercial units. Spearheading this bigticket project is Federal Land Inc., a property unit of the Metrobank Group. “Choosing Taguig as the location of our next trailblazing project was an easy decision to make. With its rapidly growing development as a result of forward looking urban planning schemes, Taguig City is the next financial center of choice,” Mr. Alfred V. Ty , Federal Land President said. Already touted as the country’s next business district, Taguig is now home to various institutions and c o m m e r c i a l establishments. “This is exactly what we have envisioned for Taguig, particularly here in Fort Bonifacio– a place where people can live, work, and enjoy in one community. And this is now coming true, with the help of our private sector partners,” Tiñga said. Federal Land revealed that the entire complex would approximately cost P20 billion. The Metrobank Group already owns 10.6 hectares of lot where the property is set to rise. The remaining 16 hectares belongs to state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
THE TOWERING TRIUMPH OF TAGUIG: This 66-story building (right), set to be the country’s tallest, will soon rise in a mixed-use complex in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Spearheaded by Federal Land Inc., of the Metrobank Group, this P20-billion project will house five-star hotel facilities and residential and commercial units.
EAGLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
TAGUIG Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga (right) receives the “Eagle of Excellence”, the highest award given to excellent performing local government units (LGUs) in the country from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Rodolfo S. Feraren (left) during the Executive Briefing on Taguig’s State of the Local Government Report (SLGR) at the Taguig City Hall. The DILG also recognized Taguig City as one of the most empowered LGUs in the National Capital Region along with Las Piñas and Marikina.
THE local business community heeded the call of Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga to prioritize the city’s local suppliers in their operations to help in generating more employment and sustaining a more robust local economy.
The call was made during Taguig Buisness Council (TBC) meeting last Sept. 13. Formed in 2004, the TBC is a body composed of members from the business sector and city government to implement a THE BONIFACIO HIGH STREET is all set to become the city’s, if not the workable business development plan country’s, top shopping and leisure destination. for Taguig. “Patronizing our local suppliers/ contractors is a win-win situation for our private sector partners. It means more cost-effective business operations and more employment generated for our people,” he said.
LOCAL BUSINESSES EYED TO BOOST CITY GROWTH
said, circumvent the rules of the Local Government Code and the Taguig Revenue Code. The above laws provide that outside-based suppliers need to pay proper taxes due to the local government which has jurisdiction over the resident business that they transacted with. Tiñga said there is no reason to avoid paying proper taxes in the city, because Taguig has one of the lowest tax rates in Metro Manila. “To enable the local government to vigorously pursue development plans for Taguig, cooperation from our partners in the private sector is highly crucial,” he said.
“Patronizing our local suppliers/contractors is a winwin situation for our private sector partners. It means more cost-effective business operations and more employment generated for our people.” - Mayor Tiñga
Tiñga stressed the importance of this move, as big ticket projects, such as the construction of high-rise buildings in Fort Bonifacio, continue to come into the city. Meanwhile, he called on outsidebased suppliers to practice good corporate governance through responsible tax reporting . “Good corporate governance necessitates transparency in reporting, prompt payment of dues, and appropriate settlement of disputes, as far as taxes are concerned. By lowering our tax rates, Taguig has done its part in encouraging the business community to deal with taxes properly. And we expect the same from the private sector,” Tiñga said. The mayor said many outsidebased suppliers, which transact with Taguig-based businesses, do not secure necessary permits from the local government and do not pay proper taxes. These suppliers, Tiñga
TRANS TERMINAL OF THE FUTURE
TAGUIG Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga (seated, 4th from left) led the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with HDI Holdings Chairman Peter Chia (3rd from left) to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed FutureTrans project, an inter-modal transport terminal that will connect Taguig to various parts of Metro Manila. The project seeks to establish Taguig as a “true gateway to the Philippines.” Also in photo are Taguig City administrator Wilfredo Villar (extreme left), HDI Director Brandon Chia (2nd from left) and HDI Vice President & General Manager Darmo Castillo (extreme right).
TIÑGA BULLISH OVER PSE’S MOVE TO TAGUIG
TAGUIG City Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga said he is optimistic that the transfer of the Philippine Stocks Exchange (PSE) to Fort Bonifacio will open up more opportunities to the city that will ultimately benefit the country’s economy.
“We are excited that the trading community will finally have a single home here in Taguig. Although our current trading system is already unified, physically merging and housing it in Taguig gives our trading partners a sense of oneness and security,” Tiñga said. He said that housing the country’s trading system will not only offer employment prospects to Taguigeños but will also encourage other players to eventually move their businesses in the city. “This move opens up more doors for Taguig which has now become a key investment city in the metropolis. But more than the opportunities that it offers our city, this move will eventually benefit our country’s economy,” Tiñga said. Shareholders of the PSE approved the transfer of a unified bourse to a modern headquarters office in a 5,000 square meter property near the HSBC building in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig by the first quarter of 2010. Currently, PSE operates two trading floors in Metro Manila - Ayala Avenue in Makati City and Ortigas Center in Pasig City. “I believe Fort Bonifacio Taguig is the best home for the unified Philippine Stocks Exchange. With modern infrastructures in place and businesses gravitating towards it, Fort Bonifacio will become another financial district of the Philippines in the very near future,” PSE Member Eusebio Tanco said As one of the rapidly progressing cities in the metropolis, Taguig is now becoming a potential alternative to the central business district. The emergence of Fort Bonifacio Global City has opened Taguig to various commercial opportunities, luring big ticket investments and key players.
“I believe Fort Bonifacio Taguig is the best home for the unified Philippine Stocks Exchange. With modern infrastructures in place and businesses gravitating towards it, Fort Bonifacio will become another financial district of the Philippines in the very near future,” said Eusebio H. Tanco, PSE Member. Aside from the PSE, two foreign embassies – Great Britain and Singapore – have already set their transfer to the Fort. “The transfer of PSE to Fort Bonifacio is a testament of the continuous growth and development of Taguig. We are optimistic that we can capitalize on the opportunities being by this business move,” Tiñga said.
TAGUIG SECURES CHILDREN’S WELFARE
TAGUIG Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga (center) led the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Thelsa P. Biolena, NCRRegional Director and Chairperson of the Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (2nd from left) and Ma. Elena S. Caraballo, Deputy Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children (2nd from right) to pursue and fasttrack the three-year development plan of Taguig’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program. Also in photo are Vice Mayor Atty. George A. Elias (seated, extreme left) and Taguig City Health Officer Dr. Rolando Paac (seated, extreme right). In the background to witness the event are the city councilors, barangay officials, department heads and other stakeholders working for the benefit of children. 5
NATIONS UNITE TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE IN TAGUIG
TAGUIG has started a new “global” trend in public housing, bringing into the city people of different races that share Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga’s vision of working together to build homes for the underprivileged.
Humanity, and the Coalition for the Homeless Foundation. Private partners such as the Rotary Club Makati-West, Poveda School, FujiXerox Philippines, the Society of Philippine Surgeons in America, and the JG Summit Holdings, Rotary Club of Manila extended their support to the project. Now, Family Townhomes has earned the interest of the people the world over. Foreign students from Univeristy of Myong-Ji in Seoul, Korea; Lutherian School of Missionary in Australia; Kandai University in Osaka and Kyoto University Foreign School both from Japan; and University of Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, have all endured the heat of the sun and immersed themselves in house-building work. “I have been here in the Philippines three times and we were very impressed by the kindness and hospitality of the Filipino people. So far, this has been my best experience because we were able to help the poor people of Taguig,” Eun Mok Cho, leader of delegates from Myong-Ji University of Seoul, Korea said. Even businessmen from the “Open Team Filippigen” of Amsterdam, The Netherlands all dressed down to working clothes and tried a blue-collar job. Foreign dignitaries such as Diana Negroponte, wife of Former US Ambassador to the Philippines John Negroponte, also visited the country to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Taguig. But while foreign nationals continue to pour into the city to help build houses for the poor, Filipinos in and outside the country also contribute to this worthy cause. Students from Rizal Technological University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Makati, Assumption College and Poveda took part in house-building activities. A niece of Sen. Jamby Madrigal, Alexandra Madrigal-Eduque celebrated her birthday by doing volunteer work with her schoolmates from the International School of Manila. Employees of the Taguig City Hall and companies such as the 7-11 Corp., Fuji-Xerox, JG Summit Holdings and Universal Robina Corp. rendered services for the project. Tiñga believes that the Family Townhomes project still has a long way to go in finally achieving its goal to build 30,000 of these low-cost housing units in the next 10 years.
The past three months saw the influx of foreign nationals into the city – a myriad of students, businessmen, naval forces and dignitaries from different countries, armed not with their usual school, office and army stuff, but with housebuilding tools. And their ultimate goal: to build more Family Townhomes units for Taguig’s homeless residents. Mayor Tiñga said the city is grateful to volunteers from all over the world who come to Taguig to help realize their vision of providing shelter for his constituents. “This is more than what we have envisioned for the city. We’re not only building homes for the poor to change the way people live, but we are also promoting friendship among these foreign nationals. For us, sharing the same vision and working together to attain it is what’s important,” he said. Last Sept. 25, foreign students from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia wore hardhats and helped build units at the Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) Compound. Also recently, US Ambassador to the Philippines Christie Kenney
BUILDING HOMES, BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE: (Above) Foreign nationals continue to pour into the city to help build houses for the poor. (Below) Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga and US Ambassador to the Philippines Christy Kenney join naval forces from the USS ChungHoon and USS Milius as they conduct volunteer work to contribute to this worthy cause.
led naval forces from the USS Chung-Hoon and USS Milius in conducting volunteer work for a Taguig-Gawad Kalinga project in Pinagsama, Brgy. Western Bicutan. “Taguig is a great place, and the key, as the Mayor tells me is to make progress reach everyone. We’re doing precisely that – helping fellow citizens and other people. Giving people, who are in need, a little bit of dignity and a better place to live in and we look forward to being partners in this mission,” Ambassador Kenney said. It was August last year when the city government launched the Family Townhomes program. This public housing initiative has become a success since, earning partnership from housing advocates such as Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for
TAGUIG’S SHORELINE PROJECT TO LAUNCH ANTI-SNOB ZONING
Taguig City’s Laguna Lake Shoreline Project will adopt the antisnob zoning in an effort to veer away from “gated communities”, Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga revealed.
The Anti-Snob Zoning, also known as Inclusionary Zoning, is a growing residential development trend that seeks to provide equal housing opportunities to all social income classes. This trend, which started in Massachusetts, promotes higher density, multifamily, mixed-use, mixed income and cross-generational communities around the world. “We believe this is a very ideal community that we are planning for our Lakeshore Project. And this is our very own vision –- a thriving and peaceful community that is devoid of social and economic segregation and discrimination,” Tiñga said. He said that the city government is currently working with a Lakeshore Development Team made up of people of stature who will rise above their own interests in helping develop and realize this distinct concept. They include Gawad Kalinga’s Antonio Meloto, leading property developer and urban planner Archt. Felino Palafox, Jr. of Palafox Associates together with the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA). Palafox and Tiñga said, will help alleviate the imbalance created by social segregation by providing equal housing opportunities to households of all income classes in one community.
“We are very happy to help Mayor Tiñga achieve his vision, we thank him for his political will to improve the quality of people’s lives and by starting with the poorest,” Meloto said. Meloto added, “We are hopeful that the first-world city (community) we dream for Taguig will be a template for others to realize and an inspiration to Filipinos abroad that we can rid our country of poverty if we work together.” The Anti-Snob Zoning, both
This would require developers to simultaneously build affordable homes when they build “market-rate” homes. “With the Anti-Snob Zoning and Mixed-Income Housing, we seek to integrate our fragmented communities, particularly here in Taguig. We believe that there is no perfect time and venue for this opportunity than our Laguna Lake Shoreline Project,” Tiñga said.
“I’M IMPRESSED!” - SENATOR MACDONALD
AUSTRALIAN Senator Sandy Macdonald (extreme left) inspects a scale model of Family Townhomes together with Taguig City Administrator Wilfredo C. Villar (extreme right) and Lightomorrow Foundation Executive Director Mrs. Kaye C. Tiñga (2nd from left). During his site visit in Brgy. Western Bicutan, Macdonald said he is impressed with the way Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga is handling the city’s housing and other poverty-alleviation programs. Also in photo is Habitat For Humanity Philippines President Bert Hugo (2nd from right).
TAGUIG DISTRICT HOSPITAL SERVICES IMPROVED TO BENEFIT THE POOR
TAGUIG Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga vowed for the continuous improvement and upgrading of hospital services and medical facilities at the Taguig District Hospital (TDH), as it undergoes major physical and organizational changes for the benefit of thousands of Taguigeños.
“We have emphasized the importance of healthcare as a basic service that needs to be delivered efficiently to our constituents. Now we are reaping the fruits of the devolution of the hospital to the city government because we ensure better hospital services, particularly to the underprivileged,” Tiñga said. City Health Officer, Dr. Rolando Paac said the TDH will implement a consultancy program which will beef up the hospital’s manpower and departmentalize vital medical specializations such as Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, and Internal Medicine. Last Sept. 14, Tiñga led the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the hospital administration and the consultant doctors. Under this MOA, TDH has contracted the services of the doctors to head and supervise the operations of each specialization. Doctors from Medical City, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cardinal Santos Medical Center have agreed to render free services. “The consultancy program ensures that these departments are given proper attention and priority. This improves the quality of service delivery because each department will now be properly supervised and monitored,” Paac said. To date, TDH has only two existing departments - Pathology and Radiology with complete manpower requirements. Aside from organizational changes, a modernization program is also in place to expand and improve hospital facilities
and upgrade medical equipments. A hospital annex is being constructed to house the doctors’ clinics, more hospital rooms and a chapel. Mayor Tiñga revealed that various organizations and private sector partners have committed to support the hospital’s modernization program. For one, the United Architects of the Philippines Fort Bonifacio Chapter provided a blueprint of the new TDH, upon which renovations and expansions are based. St. Luke’s Medical Center, set to rise in Fort Bonifacio next year, agreed to improve TDH’s wards, emergency room, and outpatient unit and to help upgrade facilities such as the intensive care unit, X-ray, nursery and laboratories. The hospital administration with the help of Taguig’s Consultant for Health, Dr. Romeo Santos, also partnered with the Medical City for its Lakbay Aral program. The hospital’s doctors and staff, with the city government’s architectural and engineering team visited Medical City to study its state-of-the-art structural and operational systems as a model for TDH’s modernization plan. Tiñga also secured the assistance of the Society of Philippine Surgeons in America (SPSA), an organization of Filipino expatriate doctors based in Norfolk, Virginia. SPSA has committed to establish inside or near the hospital a headquarters for the Gawad Kalinga (GK) Healthcare Coordinating Council. Some Filipino-American surgeons from North Carolina teamed with doctors from TDH for a medical mission in the city. They performed surgeries – from simple excision to thyroidectomy and herniorapphy – on select indigent residents.
(RIGHT) SURGEONS’ STEADY HANDS: Fil-American doctors from North Carolina, USA, perform a vital operation on a patient during their medical mission at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital that benefited poor residents of Taguig. (ABOVE) An artist’s rendition of the new Taguig District Hospital as provided by the United Architects’ of the Philippines - Fort Bonifacio Chapter. 8
WATER SERVICES IN TAGUIG NEAR COMPLETION
BY July next year, deep wells in Taguig City will be a thing of the past. This was assured by both the city government of Taguig and the Manila Water Company, as they confirmed that water service coverage in the city as of the end of August has reached 93%, serving 87,090 households in 18 barangays.
and private property road network issues” he said. Sevilla noted that Manila Water is four years ahead of its schedule with the original target for complete water service coverage by year 2012. He attributed this success to the city government’s support to the water company’s various installation activities.
CRYSTAL CLEAR AND CLEAN WATER: Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga and students of EM’s Signal Village Elementary School (right photo) test and taste the potable water provided by Manila Water Company. The water company reported that water coverage in the city has reached 93% by the end of August. Complete water coverage is expected by next year.
“For a city that once depended on deep wells and water rationing, Taguig is now assured of stable delivery of safe and potable water. And this is exactly what we have been working for in the city government – ensuring continuous and effective delivery of basic services to our constituents,” Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga said. Before Taguig residents relied on deep wells as their main source of water. Another source is through delivery trucks that supplied water at a high price per barrel or container. Manila Water Corporate Communications Manager Jeric Sevilla said the water company has installed a total of 49,973 service connections in Taguig since it took over the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) in 1997. He said they are targeting to increase their coverage to 98% by second quarter of 2008. To date, Manila Water has yet to service a total of 6,543 households or 7% of the city’s population. “We have ongoing pipelaying activities and mainline extension projects in Barangay Signal, Maharlika, Upper and Western Bicutan, and Bagong Tanyag, which will increase coverage to 98%. Negotiations are currently underway to cover the remaining 2%, which mostly have right-of-way
“One of the most important factors that facilitated the early completion of our various projects is the continuous support of the Taguig City Government. For one, it has helped in implementing our sustainable development initiatives projects like “Tubig Para Sa Barangay” and other Lingap projects,” Sevilla said. In April, the Manila Water, as inaugurated by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Tiñga, opened the Manila South Septage Treatment Plant, touted as the largest septage treatment plant in Asia. The water treatment plant services Taguig and neighboring towns and cities such as Pateros, San Juan, Pasig, Mandaluyong and Makati.
THOUSANDS of out-of-school youths will have a chance to continue their stalled education with the city government’s implementation of the Accreditation and Equivalency Test (AET), Taguig Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga announced.
The AET, a program under the Alternative Learning System of the city government and Department of Education (DepEd), is a terminal test given to out-of-school youths who have discontinued or failed to finish their primary and secondary education. Those who pass the test will be given an elementary or high school diploma. “We have always emphasized the importance of education in our youth. Through this accreditation test, we are giving the underprivileged, particularly those who stopped going to school due to poverty the opportunity to prove that they deserve an elementary or high school diploma,” Tiñga said. Under the program, applicants must be a resident of Taguig City, but should not be enrolled in any school, public or private, for the current year. Elementary diploma applicants must be more than 11
youth out of school. This program will give them for free the diploma which will help them further their education to high school and college or help them find
DIPLOMA OFFERED TO OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH
years old and must be more than 16 years old for high school. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Local School Board under Ms. Tess N. Umali. “Poverty has driven many of our
employment that requires at least a high school diploma,” Tiñga said. The Taguig Local School Board sets the Accreditation and Equivalency on the last Sunday of February 2008. employees 100%-computer literate by the end of 2007. “Computer has become a powerful and essential tool in a person’s career. Our city hall employees need to learn at least its basic applications. We need to equip them with this basic learning, if we want to help them achieve growth in their careers,” Tiñga said. According to Isis-Jennifer Vasquez, officer in charge of the IT Office and overall in charge of program, the ECLC program targets only city hall personnel who have zero to very little knowledge of computer applications. She said that each employee will have a pre-assessment to determine eligibility in the program. The program, which runs from July to December 2007, features a five-module course which consists of: PC Operation, working with user interface, working with programs, basic word processing and basic spreadsheet.
CITY HALL EMPLOYEES LEARN COMPUTER SKILLS
EMPLOYEES of Taguig City Hall recently received their lessons in computer training as Mayor Freddie Tiñga encouraged them to upgrade their computer skills through the city government’s Employees Computer Literacy Course (ECLC) program.
The ECLC, initiated by the Taguig City Hall’s Information and Technology (IT) Office, intends to provide city hall employees fundamental computer by giving them hands-on, one-on-one training. It aims to make the
Through the ECLC program, city hall employees with zero knowledge of computer applications received free hands-on training from the IT department.
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