CICT chair joins CAR in Independence Day celebrations

Launches ischools in Baguio and La Trinidad 

 

CICT Chair Ray Anthony Chua II with BSU President Rogelio Colting inspects one of the computers installed in the Baguio City National High School computer laboratory.

CICT Chair Ray Anthony Chua II with BSU President Rogelio Colting inspects one of the computers installed in the Baguio City National High School computer laboratory.

 

Baguio City- On June 12, 2008 the 110th Independence Day celebration here was graced by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) chairman Sec. Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III.  Along with LTC. Johnny Macanes, Group Commander of the Support Group in Baguio City, Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. and other city officials, Chua led the flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies at the Rizal Monument.

With the theme “Republic Service Tungo sa Ganap na Kalayaan at Kaunlaran”, the celebrations was attended by representatives from the different sectors in Baguio City.

In his speech, Chua emphasized on the important contributions of the region in Philippine history, especially its role in achieving independence from foreign colonizers. Further, Chua said that  Baguio City is one of the cities in the country that the Philippine government is very proud of, with it being one of the leaders in the off-shoring and outsourcing industry, and it being a budding tourism and commercial center.

The festivities included the launching of the ischools at the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS). The school is one of the recipients in Benguet that received a computer laboratory with 21 units of computers, one year free internet connection and relevant ICT trainings for students and faculty members.  BCNHS-Roxas Annex was also an iSchools recipient.

The day before, Chua witnessed the launching of two ischools recipients in La Trinidad, Benguet – Benguet State University Laboratory High School and Benguet National High School. Both schools received the same set of equipment as was given to the BCNHS.

After the launching, Chua proceeded to the Baguio Convention Center, where the Sentro K-3 (Kagalingan, Kaisahan at Kalayaan ng Bayan) booth and exhibit was placed.  The booth featured the different services being provided by the CICT to empower the Filipino people through computer and internet literacy.

One of the highlights of the celebrations was the unfurling of the 100m Philippine flag (said to be the second largest flag in the world) at the Athletic Bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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