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Naga to host 2018 National ICT Summit

BID WINNER. Naga Mayor John Bongat (2nd from left) receives plaque after winning the bid to host next year’s National ICT Summit. CEPPIO

NAGA CITY, earlier dubbed as one of the country’s elite ‘Next Wave Cities’, has won the bid to host the 2018 Digital Cities Awards and the 2018 National ICT Summit to be held in November, next year.

Both events are being held annually in collaboration with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the DILG and the National Information and Communications Technology Confederation of the Philippines (NICP).

Formal turnover to Naga of the hosting of the prestigious annual event, from this year’s host Cagayan de Oro City headed by Mayor Oscar Moreno, was held last week in Cagayan de Oro City at the Convention Hall of the Limketkai Hotel.

With Mayor Bongat during the turn-over rites were Naga-based NICP National Vice President Efren Daniel de Leon, and Naga City ITO head Reuel Oliver.

During the same event, Naga was adjudged as one of the finalists in the 6th National E-Gov Awards. The city mayor hope’s that as next year’s host, Naga City will get the top prize, which the city has won for the first time during Bongat first term as Mayor back in 2011 in the First Egov Awards held in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.