Starting the day right

A prayer meeting? Nope. These high school teachers and students applaud CICT Commissioner Consuelo S. Perez, after her welcome remarks on the opening program of Camp Blog on May 18, 2009 at Montevista Villas,Angeles City, Pampanga.

A prayer meeting? Nope. These high school teachers and students applaud CICT Commissioner Consuelo S. Perez, after her welcome remarks on the opening program of Camp Blog on May 18, 2009 at Montevista Villas,Angeles City, Pampanga.

SPW in N. Luzon: SUC,PHS, LGU and PTCA in motion

A lot of our problems in the country today are being blamed on the present administration. Increase in prizes of commodities, erratic economic growth, environmental degradation, hunger, malnutrition, etc. – blame it on PGMA. I must admit, I have my own complaints too. But then, I got involved in a government project, which I have to say, showed me the good side of this government – the iSchools project.

I got involved in the project as the online writer, only last year, although it started in 2006. Since then, I got to know more about the good things the government is doing via this project. Continue reading

iSchools community mobilization in La Union

As a take off point for the establishment of the next batch of iSchools recipients, the BSU iSchools team conducted community mobilization in three public high schools in La Union.

The Acao National High School is the only recipient in Bauang, La Union. The school was able to seek the help of the Municipal Government of Bauang, the Parent-Teacher-and-Community Association (PTCA) and the Barangay officials for the reconstruction of one school room into a laboratory room for the iSchools. Community mobilization for the said school was done on January 22, 2009. This was attended by representatives from the supporting institutions. Continue reading

BSU conducts computer lab management training

In its bid to sustain its role as a leading educational institution in information

and communications technology in the Cordilleras, Benguet State University (BSU) conducted the Laboratory Management Training-BSU Cluster on September 22-26, 2008.


Public high school teachers who were designated by their respective schools as librarians, laboratory managers, Information and Communications Technology(ICT) coordinators, and web managers attended the five-day training at the BSU-Secondary Laboratory School (BSU-SLS)  iSchools laboratory. The participants came from the iSchools recipients in Baguio City, Benguet, Apayao, Pangasinan, Quezon, Cagayan and Aurora. Continue reading

BSU-LHS instructor attends CICT training management course

On July 14-18, 2008, Apler Bansiong, of the Benguet State University-Laboratory High School attended the basic training management course conducted by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT).

Twenty participants from CICT and its partner schools in Luzon attended the four-day training course at the Marikina Hotel. The activity aimed at developing the capacities of the participants in coordinating and facilitating training programs. Continue reading

CICT launches 3 iSchools in Pangasinan

Schools in Pangasinan open with a bang!
The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) in coordination with the Benguet State University launched three iSchools in Pangasinan during the first day of classes on June 10, 2008. 


The Juan G. Macaraeg National High School, Juan C. Laya High School and Rosales National High School, each received 21 units of computers, free internet connection for a year, a wireless router, and projector. As an iSchools recipient the teachers, administrators and students in these schools are also entitled to relevant ICT trainings.


Antonette T. Torres, iSchools Project Manager, Rogelio Colting, Benguet State University (BSU) President, and Flordeliza Naje, BSU Project Manager were present during the launching. 


Torres reminded the iSchools recipients that the success of the project relies greatly on their support and collaboration. Further, she encouraged the teachers and students to make the most out of the provided equipment and training.  In the succeeding years, capability building and monitoring will be done by CICT and BSU to ensure continuity of the project and maintenance of the equipment.


Torres added that the minimum requirement for entering college and getting a job these days is to be computer literate. Moreover, if one plans to go abroad, a big edge is having knowledge of the basics of computer operation and application.


On one hand, Colting said that the iSchools project is one step of the government to address the digital divide. The provision of the equipment has given the high school students a means of accessing the numerous relevant informations to be globally competitive.


During the launching, the Memorandum of Agreement, deed of donation and other papers pertaining to the project was handed over to the school principal of each school.


Meanwhile, the CICT and BSU team visited the Ariston Bantog National High School, another iSchools recipient in Pangasinan to check on the damaged computers during Typhoon Cosme, for the signing of the deed of donation, and for turning over copies of important documents in connection with the project.

With CICT\'s Toni Torres (l), BSU President Rogelio Colting (r) and Project Manager Flordeliza Naje (c), the Jaun G. Macaraeg National High School can now enjoy the privileges of having a fully equipped computer laboratory and internet connection.

With CICT's Toni Torres (l), BSu President Rogelio Colting (r), and BSU Project Manager Flordeliza Naje (c) in the lead, teachers and students in Pangasinan public high schools can now enjoy the privileges of having a fully-equipped computer laboratory.

CICT hosts online writing training in Palawan

The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) hosted a
training-workshop on Online Writing Techniques for the eMedia Group on November
14-16, 2007 at Hillside Resort, PuertoPrincesa City, Palawan.

Tweny-nine writers from different state colleges and universities from Luzon, Visayas and
Mindanao attended the training which aimed to provide basic skills in documenting the activities of the i-schools project. Continue reading