naga.gov.ph in Top 10 gov’t websites
The Naga City Government’s website, naga.gov.ph has been ranked seventh among the most visited government websites and the only LGU website to be included in the prestigious Top Ten list, according to traffic ranking by a US-based site.
A Hall of Fame awardee as Best City Website in the Philippines since 2004, naga.gov.ph is ranked 158th worldwide as of March 7, 2012, another remarkable feat based on Alexa’s traffic ranking, a site owned by Amazon.com. The traffic rank is based on three months aggregated historical traffic data from millions of Alexa users worldwide.
In the Top 10 Philippine government website (www.topphilippinewebsites.com), dost.gov.ph ranked No. 1 followed by the Department of Tourism (wowphilippines.com.ph), bir.gov.ph, ops.gov.ph, and gov.ph, in that descending order (up to 6th).
naga.gov.ph at No. 7 performs better than neda.gov.ph (8th place), openacademy.ph (9th), and kgma.org/gma (10th).
City Mayor John G. Bongat, who sought to re-engineer / re-design the website upon his assumption of office in 2010, expressed elation over the latest ranking. He said a culture of transparency and constant dialogues will always be the cornerstone of his city administration.
As the only LGU website in the Top Ten, Naga City’s website clearly outclasses the official websites of bigger and more dynamic Philippine cities such as Manila, Makati, Cebu, Davao and Baguio.
It is said that more Nagueños / Bicolanos abroad and those anywhere in the country want to hear about the latest news at home on a daily basis, as the website features local broadcast news streaming and online local news, aside from regular bulletins, advisories and weather updates, job offerings, city hall activities, governance highlights and practices, community forum, as well as historical and tourism sites, in consonance with the city’s advocacy for transparency and wider dissemination of information among stakeholders.
In June 23, 2004, during the term of Mayor (now DILG Secretary) Jesse Robredo, the city government was conferred the United Nations Public Service Award for its application of Information, Communicaton and Technology in local government, citing the use of its website (eGovernment) as one effective and efficient tool in public service and governance.