BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA6) -- Bacolod City was again included in the shortlist as national finalist in the eGov Awards 2018, or the "digitalcitiesPH Awards: Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs" of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Bacolod is competing in the G2B (Best in Business Empowerment), one of the six categories of the eGov awards, with its entry called, "Automated Clearance System (ACS)."
The ACS enhances and streamlines the process for the renewal of business permits. It lessens the face-time of the taxpayers in processing their permits with various offices or agencies, thus saving their time.
According to a statement from the Bacolod City Information Office, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that this is another encouraging development for the city.
"While our goal is really to improve the delivery of services to the public, this is also in recognition of our officials and employees' efforts to upgrade the quality of local governance. We must avail of the benefits of new technology to provide better service to our people," Leonardia said upon learning of the news.
The G2B (Best in Business Empowerment) Award cites the significant effect of an LGU's laudable practices in integrating ICT solutions and the LGUs responsiveness to the needs of business enterprises, thereby creating business opportunities.
The Digital Cities PH Awards Ceremony will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila.
The eGov Awards is a DICT project, in collaboration with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Last year, Bacolod received two trophies and two certificates of recognition for being a finalist in the two other categories of the e-Gov Awards 2017.*(LTP/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)