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The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) through the National Computer Center (NCC) represented by Ms. Kathryn Mae Olgina, RITC and LGU Mina & Brgy, Janipa-an West represented by Mayor Lydia E. Grabato with Punong Barangay Arnel Matta launch the Barangay Janipa-an West Community eCenter on January 23, 2013. Among the guests who attended this important undertaking in this barangay were Former Mayor Rey Grabato, SB Members – Hon. Benje Pelobello, Hon. Pedro Mana-ay, LIGA Pres. Charlie Gonzales. Janipa-an West Barangay Officials, Mr. Carlos Pueyo of DILG, Principal of Mina National High School -Mr. Gil Abillera and barangay residents.
The success of Mina Community eCenter has paved the way to be identiified as one of the beneficiaries of ICTO’s program: “Piloting the Establishment of a Community eCenter Rural Barangay “ wherein Barangay Janipa-an West was chosen as its site. The program aims to bring down ICT initiatives to the unserved and underserved communities and is working on to pilot the establishment of a Community eCenter in a rural barangay community in order to provide access to information and electronic government services to far-flung places
The Barangay Janipa-an West Community eCenter, the first rural barangay Community eCenter in Region VI, received equipment from ICTO through NCC such as: four (4) work stations (Computers), one (1) unit Four –in-One Printer, two (2) Web Cameras, Four (4) UPS/AVR, One (1) Switchable Hub, and Local Area Network cabling.
As part of the agreement and to ensure the capability of the eCenter personnel to manage its day to day operations, two personnel from Barangay Janipa-an West in the persons of Mrs. Lina P. Retazo , designated as CeC Manager was sent to Cebu City to attend the training on the management of the Community eCenter.