Philippine Computer Society
Anti-PCOS, IT whiz named to Comelec PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Christine O. Avendaño, Jerome Aning   
Monday, 02 May 2011 08:23

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a 71-year-old information technology executive to fill the vacancy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

The President’s deputy spokesperson, Abigail Valte, announced Wednesday the appointment of Augusto “Gus” Lagman as Comelec commissioner, to replace Nicodemo Ferrer who has retired.

Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. said he had no objection to Lagman’s appointment.

“I’m okay with him,” Brillantes told reporters. “I know him personally. I know his criticism of the PCOS (precinct count optical scan) machines. We have spoken about it for a long time. We shall see his stand on the matter [when he becomes commissioner]. The Comelec is a collegial body, so it will be decided by us. So there’s no problem.”

Last Updated on Monday, 02 May 2011 08:28
Gus Lagman is new Comelec commissioner PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 April 2011 08:16

The IT expert criticized the automation technology used by the Comelec during the last presidential elections

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has appointed information technology expert Augusto “Gus” Lagman as Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner, replacing Nicodemo Ferrer whose term ended in February.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte told reporters today, April 27, 2011, that Lagman, whose appointment was signed on April 20, 2011, would serve until February 2, 2018.

“He is a known expert in the field of IT and he has been very involved in the automated elections. We know that he has spoken out on so many issues relating to the automated elections when it came to the Commission, and we are confident that he can discharge the duties of his office as capably, as confidently as he has in the past,” Valte said.

She said the competence of Lagman, who is a Certified Computing Professional (CPP), “essentially clinched the decision of the President to put him in the Comelec.”

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2011 08:22
Vivid Discussions at Opening Conference of WSA Grand Jury PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 April 2011 08:48

The selection of the world’s best digital content got underway at the opening of the World Summit Award (WSA) 2011 Grand Jury in Hong Kong. Under the topic “Revolutionizing with Technology and Creating Harmony with Content”, experts from all over the world discussed new developments in the fields of ICT and digital content. They met in Hong Kong on 8th April, 2011 as a start for the upcoming Jury Process of the WSA.

The WSAbrings together a multitude of expert from all continents with backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching. They presented their views in six different panels. Here is a selection of the statements. For short statements of all jurors, please go to or check the log here. For pictures, please check our flickr channel.

Topic 1: E-Content goes social: best practice examples from integration of Social Networks and quality content

In the discussion on social media, Ms. Josie Cacdac, Program Director of Informatics Indonesia, stated that “world has become a small borderless society where one hardly sees differences if one speaks the same language”. Language also refers to digital literacy and thus Cacdac demanded ICT-education from primary school level on: “Today’s curriculum should integrate new techniques such as blogging as a way of self-expression towards a positive end, wiki creation as a collaborative effort to develop quality e-content, and website development as a corporate effort to identify one’s entity or group. Young people need to learn the value of responsible social networking and netiquette. “

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2011 08:58
Changing The It And Business Landscape: Cloud Computing Now! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 March 2011 13:41

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – December 10, 2010., the Philippines’ leading technology jobs resource, is holding another quality learning event, “Cloud Computing now!” to be held on March 3, 2011 at the Dusit Thani Manila. This one-day conference is part of’s CertifyIT! Tech Leaders’ Series aims to achieve a better understanding and appreciation of Cloud Computing amongst a select audience of technology professionals, key IT managers and business executives.

Mr. Roger Strukhoff, Senior VP and Executive Editor of Cloud Computing Journal and Principal Moderator of Cloud Computing now! shares, “Cloud Computing signals a new era of flexibility and efficiency in deploying computing resources, and promises to be transformative in how organizations utilize these resources,” he said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2011 14:07
Three partners sign MOA with Nat'l ICT confederation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 November 2010 08:29

Negros Occidental (29 September) -- Three representatives from national institutions namely Teleperformance, Philippine Computer Society and Game Development Association of the Philippines signed a memorandum of agreement as official partners of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) in the staging of the 3rd National ICT Summit in Bacolod City on November 25 and 26 this year.

David Rizzo, Asia-Pacific Director of Teleperformance, Leo Querubin, President of the Philippine Computer Society and Cesar Tolentino, Executive Director of the Game Development Association of the Philippines (GDAP) signed in behalf of their organizations, while Jocelle Batapa-Sigue signed as chair in behalf of NICP during a formal ceremony recently at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 09:02
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