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e-Governance Covenant Signed by 31 Municipalities in Philippines

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hirty-one municipalities have signed a covenant indicating their commitment to help each other implement e-Governance in Philippines a representative of a Canadian International Development Agency-funded project said. The covenant was signed a couple of weeks ago at the Subic Exhibition and Convention Center in Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales.

As a result of the “e-Governance for Municipal Development (eGov4MD)” project, municipal officials have agreed to share skills and resources in the development of e-Governance systems. They have also agreed to pool finances to build a community of technical professionals who will assist local government units in implementing e-Governance projects. Robert Sagun, e-Governance project officer of the Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) Philippine Branch, said that an agreement will be signed next month to deploy an electronic real property tax system to these 31 municipalities.

The participating municipalities include Binalonan, Calasiao and Rosales in Pangasinan; Aliaga and Talavera in Nueva Ecija; Capas and Paniqui in Tarlac; Minalin, Lubao, Masantol, San Simon, Magalang, and Guagua in Pampanga; Masinloc, Botolan, San Antonio, and San Marcelino in Zambales; Orion and Dinalupihan in Bataan; San Mateo in Rizal; Imus, Carmona, Gen. Mariano, and Gen. Trias in Cavite; Tiaong, Pagbilao, Mauban, Lucban, Atimonan, Catanauan, and Calauag in Quezon.

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