30 October 2006

naga.gov does it again!

JESSIE Natividad, aka Master Jessie, had the scoop here, based on results released by the National Computer Center last Friday. But it's now official: Naga has been elevated into the eLGU Web Hall of Fame after winning the city category of the Best Local Government Website search for the last three years.

This follows on the heels of another hall-of-fame feat in the Most Business-Friendly City search by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and its anti-poverty effort through localization of the millennium development goals (MDGs) from the UN.

Other winners include Bulacan (provincial); Lugait, Misamis Oriental (municipal); and Infanta, Quezon (special award for best LGU website developed using the NCC Content Management System or CMS).

Abe Olandres, if I recall it right, blogged about being invited to join the search's board of judges. I just don't know if he eventually did. But I recall that post distinctly, as some commenters noted that our Planet Naga blog aggregator was running some web ads. My question then remains unanswered: Is it a good or bad thing?

Awarding, by the way, is set during the 9th Philippine Web Awards on December 7, 2006 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City. I will try my best to be there.:)

Image nicked from the E-LGU website.