The Municipality of Mlang as an IT literate, responsible and progressive community.
To uplift the socio-economic condition, spiritual and moral values of the people in the community through Information Technology
The establishment of Mlang Community e-Center was made possible through the leadership of Municipal Mayor, Honorable Joselito F. Piñol, Vice Mayor Russel Abonado and Sangguniang Bayan members with the technical assistance and Information Technology facilities from the National Computer Center and the Central Mindanao Computer School as a partner institution in the conduct of the various ICT training program.
This program is supported with a Municipal Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2009 entitled : "Establishing the Municipal Information Technology Training Program in the Municipality of Mlang, Cotabato " authored by Honorable Ivy Martia Lei D. Ballitoc, Sangguniang Bayan Member, Chairman Committee on Education.
The program is implemented to help the out-of-school youth and college drop-outs whose parents can’t afford to send their children to study expensive education in colleges and universities. The implementation also includes computer literacy training to the barangay officials, professionals and grassroots women who have no background on information technology.
Author: Aida C. Agad
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Dec 13 (PIA) -- The Community e-Center (CeC) of M’lang town in Cotabato province received a national award for introducing innovations in digital literacy in local governance.
The local government unit received the citation as one of 2012 Community e-Center innovators in a ceremony held earlier this month in Davao City.
The Community eCenter of M'lang successfully launched its digital literacy program for women in the municipality, under the Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign (PDLWC), on March 7 at the M'lang Municipal Bandstand in Cotabato.
The M'lang CeC has targeted to train a total of 500 grassroots women for the year. The PDLWC is the latest addition to the services offered by CeC, which currently includes a ladderized IT education recognized by TESDA offered to college dropouts and out-of-school youths, basic computer literacy, local tourism promotion, disaster risk reduction management and IEC activities.
Gracing the launch was Dr. Angelo Juan O. Ramos, Chairman of the Philippine CeC Network (PhilCeCNet). In his message, Dr. Ramos stressed the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in changing the lives of women who are considered to be the one of the less advantaged sectors in society.
"The world of information and communication technology is very broad and diverse and that if offers a lot of opportunities for all but we need to deliver our services timely and relevant to the needs of our target beneficiaries, "said Dr. Ramos.
Following the launch, Dr. Ramos also conducted a face-to-face consultation with the different CeC stakeholders in Mlang. particularly the local Vice-Mayor Russel Abonado and some of the Sangguniang Bayan Members as wel as the CeC Manager, Dr. Mary Ann A. Cortado and the women leaders of Mlang to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities faced by CeCs today.
The PDLWC in Mlang has the full support of the local government, led by Mayor Piňol, and the Mlang Local Council of Women, headed by Chairperson Amelda Sales. http://www.philcenet.ph/content/view/615/