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After oneAklan Want Aklan, together with the provincial government has been nominated and won 2nd place for overall in the Province category for the Best in eGOV Systems for Global Competitiveness (G2W) during digitalcitiesPH Awards Best Practices in eGovernance last October 12, 2018. The team continuously propel forward as they got a remarkable chance to once again be nominated and sent an entry presentation together with other focals from the Visayas cluster of ICT entrepreneurs that will represent the Philippines in the 3rd Asean ICT Awards 2019 (AICTA) which was held last October 24, 2019 in Vientiane, Laos; hosted by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers (TELMIN) through the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT).
In the said prestigious awards program, oneAklan has been keenly eyed to be put under the Public Sector category; together into shortlist of all the nominees from our country as part of one of the six (6) different categories to be joined-into. And as a result coming from the previous national awarding event, (digitalcitiesPH) the IIDB (ICT Industry Development Bureau) has decided to nominate last year’s winners of the digitalcitiesPH Awards under the said category, including oneAklan. Meanwhile, the other ICT nominees/LGUs under the Visayas Cluster 1 are from: MINA, ILOILO – Budget, Accounting, Treasury & Assessment Electronic Comprehensive Income and Expenditures Management System (BATA-e-CIEMS ), and from ILOILO CITY – Iloilo Province-Wide Electronic Assessment and Collection System (eAssyscols).
Though oneAklan didn’t make it to become one of the chosen contender-entry under the said category and also to the other participants of the six (6) different categories to represent our country to compete with other ASEAN nations in AICTA 2019. For them, it was already such a great honor and a milestone for the record to be nominated in this reputable Award-Giving Body event for a start-ups like oneAklan which just giving it’s kick-off since it’s launching last August 7, 2018.
AICTA – on the other hand, which is an initiative that recognizes exemplary ICT achievements of entrepreneurs in the ASEAN region in which this prestigious awards aims to be the benchmark for success in terms of innovation and creativity, offering business opportunities and promoting trade relations through strengthening of community awareness. And because of this, oneAklan, and even all the local entrepreneurs in the ICT sector here in the Philippines are now becoming more motivated, decisive, and even encouraged to innovate forward; knowing that we got an edge; a part of a huge role for the development of our country’s economical growth through flourishing the ICT Industry here in the our motherland. And moreover, to show across the nations that we can cope-up with their phase, in this world of Information and Communications Technology.
To all the Filipino nominees and representatives that competed during the 3rd ASEAN ICT Awards 2019. Mabuhay po tayong lahat and to God be all the glory!