Information and Communications Technology Month

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Information and Communications Technology Month


MANILA, Philippines --- Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1521 s. 2008, June is celebrated annually as National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Month. This year's celebration, with the theme "ICT: Enabling Dreams," aims to promote nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance of ICT as an enabler of ideas, minds, people, and government.

The National Computer Center-Field Operations Office (NCC-FOO) will be leading the month-long activities. The agency will undertake ICT information drives in barangays and conduct digital literacy training sessions for students, and people with disabilities. As the Program Management Office of the Philippine Community eCenter (CeC) Program, the agency will lead training programs on CeC management. A CeC is a self-sustaining shared facility providing affordable access to ICT-enabled services and relevant content. CeCs generally known as telecenters, go by different names in various parts of the world - village knowledge centers, infocenters, community technology centers, community multimedia centers, multipurpose community telecenters, common/citizen service centers, school-based telecenters, among others. Their ultimate goal is to bridge the digital divide and provide universal access to information and communication services.

The Philippine Digital Strategy 2011-2016 recognizes that "ICT increasingly permeates all parts of the economy and society- There is hardly a part of society and the economy that is not touched by ICT, either directly or indirectly. …

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