“Government mail policy orientation is the initial step toward the attainment of efficiency ,” Acting Director 1 for ICT Visayas Cluster 2 Antonio Edward E. Padre informed a majority of Cebu Technological University (CTU) personnel.
It has been the value promoted by the Department of Information, Communication and Technology to redefine public service with government mail put in the right perspective. Specifically, ICT Visayas Cluster 2 addresses the demand for such an innovation as Cebu is the birthplace of one of Asia’s biggest IT industries. Economic progress is central to the seminar-workshop that sought commitment from the participants who were led by the university president himself. Dr. Rosein A. Ancheta stressed concerns on cooperation and progressive mindset as he spoke with the first batch of employees from the Main Campus. The need to collaborate with stakeholders was given premium in light of present circumstances that concern CTU as one of the country’s state universities.
More than what government email can do, Director Padre also talked about DICT updates on innovations that benefit the marginalized sectors. He emphasized that ideas came from prime movers in this era’s technologically advanced climate. He also mentioned the BPO industry as one yielding hefty revenue to match that with remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers(OFWs). He reminded the participants of the dramatic significance of the type of industry to the growing population of the Philippines. Noteworthy, among others, was his reiteration on information technology as a potent force to augment the lifestyle of the vast majority, as it has already been in place in many countries.
Part of the workshop is essentially the distribution of certification badges, one of the eLearning materials, to those who completed the training on Outlook Essential by System Core Integration Co. CEO Ian A. Felicilda. He touched on email etiquette and the efficiency of the tool itself among workers in an organization like CTU. All recipients are entitled the label: Microsoft Outlook Expert which gives them the drive to become a more efficient employee in the organization, especially that the presence of Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI) guarantees the protection of data. Information security is integral to any government function; hence, everyone was taught on how to go through the steps to possessing an individual account. With the registration of the gadget to the university server, any employee may work on a few correspondences so that the duty of fulfilling urgent tasks is never impeded, even at home.
CTU Info Tech Officer 1 Mr. Gil T. Piramide, on the one hand, gave the audience a very comprehensive report on the university’s connectivity status. Along with 24/7 operation, through Outlook, comes excellent connectivity, which in CTU’s case, is a hallmark of Dr. Ancheta’s track record after he assumed office in 2015. As per BOR approval, the 12-million interconnectivity project has been improving the status of different campuses (main, satellite and extension) as news/updates have now consistently made their way to the university’s website, an avenue raising the institution’s webometrics status to number 81 from 157.
The seminar-workshop started on August 16 for the first batch of employees and ended on August 19 with the second group. More than half of the personnel from satellite and extension campuses heard the motivation of Dr. Ancheta to further the goals of excellence.Complying with national and international standards has always been the distinct characteristics of his administration. Personnel from the satellite and extension campuses ascertain that the standards set forth by the present administration are met.
The president has the support of Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Victor Villaganas, Vice President for PEBA Dr. Edgar U. Tibay, Vice President for Administration Ledesma R. Layon and Vice President for Research and Development Dr. Gloria G. Delan. They have joined the cause of providing a mechanism for transactions to be accomplished within an allowable period as opposed to the usual bureaucratic process of serving the clientele.
CTU-CICT Director Johannes Camasura has also been working closely with the CTU-Main Records Officer Evangeline Tarongoy to materialize the creation of government emails and digital certificates. The 4-day affair sealed the MOA between DICT and CTU to foster the development of information technology in the region. UPO