The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office No. 2 is starting to innovate their manual operations by implementing IT systems which was developed by OJT students from different schools and universities in the region.
Students from University of St. Louis Tuguegarao, St. Paul University Philippines and Cagayan State University – Carig and Aparri Campus who are undergoing on-the-job training at the Information Systems and Technology Management Unit successfully presented the IT systems that they developed last March 17, 2017. The event was attended by ARD Atty. Odilon L. Pasaraba, CESO V, different Division Chiefs and Professors of the said schools and universities.
The event also featured the current status of the Information and Communications Technology in DILG RO2 which was presented by ITO Feliximar Cabatbat. The upgrade of network infrastructure was the main highlight of Mr. Cabatbat’s presentation. In order to utilize the IT systems, an upgrade to a wireless network is needed, he added. DBA Carlos L. Babaran Jr. explained the different phases of Systems Development. He also presented an estimated budget that the agency saved on the IT systems that was developed. IT Specialist Jeremiah M. Pacay also presented his proposed ICT Policy for DILG RO2. Division chiefs, representatives and visitors gave their feedback and suggestions pertaining to the things that was discussed.
Gilchrist Cuzzamu, James Matote and Jelly Anne Cruz, all BSIT4 students presented their third and final version of DILG RO2’s Human Resource Information System. HRIS was developed to improve the agency’s employee management and to have a systematized monitoring of every employee’s information. It is a windows application that was created using C#.net and MSSQL. The second IT system presented was the Web-based Records Management System developed by Gian Uy and Christ Lourd Cuntapay – both BSIT4 students of SPUP. RMS aims to make searching and sorting of all incoming letters and memos easier by archiving it. Some of its benefits include the faster retrieval of needed information and that all records are protected and secured. Lastly, the ICT Equipment Inventory System which was developed by Ryan Alviar (BSIT4 student of CSU Carig) and Ellimark Madrid (BSIT4 student of CSU Aparri). This system helps to monitor all equipment easier. By having an up-to-date data regarding all needed office supplies, the DILG RO2 will drastically increase its bottom line. Some adavantages of this include time savings, the accuracy of inputted data is ensured and consistency of processes. After its pilot launch in the ISTMU, this system will eventually be used by the GSS and will soon be distributed to all provincial offices of DILG RO2. Both the RMS and ICT Equipment Inventory System was created using PHP as its frontend and MySQL for the database.
With these IT systems, DILG RO2 will continue to partner with schools and universities to create efficient and reliable systems to help the agency in its daily oprations and to fully automate all its manual transactions.
DBA Carlos L. Babaran, Jr.