By Fiel Angeli A. Gabin, Tagbilaran City IO | 08:34 PM October 20, 2022
Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap was elected chair of the city’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The council is composed of government, academe, private sector and utility provider representatives. It’s goal is to help provide ICT enabled jobs for Tagbilaranons in Bohol which is in line with the national and local government thrusts in the technology sector.
Yap, the youngest and the first elected woman mayor in Tagbilaran City, expressed excitement, especially that Tagbilaran City will be hosting the National ICT Summit on November 17 to 18, 2022 and ensures all means possible to welcome everyone to the event.
It may be recalled that the first executive order Yap signed upon her assumption to office was about the digitalization of the city government operations.
On the other hand, she challenged the Department of Information, Communication, and Technology (DICT), through Regional Director Frederick Amores, to “shine brighter” by helping the local government units (LGUs).
Other ICT Council officers are Marietta Gasatan, Tagbilaran City People’s Council, as vice-chair; Dr. Maria Paz Espiritu, Holy Name University (HNU) – Center for Research and Publication, secretary; Mariano Tambis, Tagbilaran City IT Office, assistant secretary; Dr. Edward Anuta, Bohol Island State University (BISU), press relations officer; May Hope Arcenal, Tagbilaran City Tourism Office, treasurer; and Maria Soledad Balistoy, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) -Bohol, auditor. They will be inducted during the Mayor’s Night of the National ICT Summit.