As posted in this blog few days ago, Cagayan de Oro topped the e-readiness survey made by the Department of Science and Technology (LINK). City Mayor Oscar Moreno expressed surprise with the result since it was even Valenzuela City who shared the automation strategies to CDO last year (LINK).
Photo below shows Mayor Moreno during the visit to Valenzuela City last year.
But based on the press release by DOST, the e-readiness of the 143 cities surveyed are based on several indicators and these are as follows:
- ICT Capability;
- Technology Environment; and
- Web Presence Maturity.
Other sub-indicators include the following:
- presence of an ICT Development Plan;
- internet connectivity; and
- presence of an ICT/MIS unit.
It just means the city is the most prepared among the cities in the country to implement ICT projects and to participate in major ICT project initiatives.
The final ranking is shown below.
- CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY
- San Fernando City, Pampanga
- Makati City
- Valenzuela City
- Mandaluyong City
- Cebu City
- Balanga City, Bataan
- Angeles City
- Batangas City
- Taguig City
Note that CDO even outranked Valenzuela City.
Read official DOST Press Release HERE.
photos by dost.gov.ph and valenzuela.gov.ph