Infotech Outreach Program is set to be implemented in Cagayan de Oro City.
The 18th City Council, during its 20th Regular Session, presided over by Acting City Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. UY enacted Ordinance No. 13155-2016 authorizing City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement by and between the City Government, PLDT Inc., and the Department of Education, this City, relative to the implementation of the 2016 PLDT Infoteach Outreach Program.
The laudable nationwide project of PLDT is part of its corporate social responsibility advocacy and intended to raise, improve and enhance the knowledge of public school students in the field of information and communications technology.
The project has two components, the Training Component and the PLDT HomeDSL Broadband Quiz Contest. The former includes two teachers in the training of teachers and the training of at least 300 teachers and students from fifteen schools selected in consultation with the DepED, this City.
Under the MOA, the DepED-CDO shall recommend additional schools that will participate in the program, recommend appropriate training venue, participants to the Teachers’ training and provide other logistics and coordinate with the Project Management Team to facilitate implementation of the program in the area.
The City, on the other hand, shall provide logistics needed to facilitate implementation of the project in the area and coordinate with DepED-CDO and the Project Management Team to ensure successful implementation of the project in the area.
For its part, PLDT Inc. and other partners will implement the Infotech Outreach Program as stipulated in the MOA.
The legislators likewise enacted Ordinance No. 13156-2016, authorizing City Councilor Suzette Magtajas-Daba, chair of the committee on education to represent Mayor Moreno and sign the MOA in behalf of the city together with the PLDT and the Office of the Schools Division Superintendent in the implementation of the said program.
These ordinances were previously reviewed and endorsed by the committees on education and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Suzette M. Daba and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively. (JAO/SP)