GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 12, 2015) 

Mary Claudette Benatero and William Milo both Computer Programmer I are on the right track in developing the Social Protection and Services Information System (LG-SPSIS) intended for the City Social Welfare and Development Office. Rebecca Magante, CSWDO Department Head, in fact, coined the system name as SPSIS together with Percival Pasuelo, ICT Division Chief, during one of the brainstorming activities between the two local government offices.

The system is aimed to provide a one-time life-time database management in the effective and efficient storage and retrieval of the profiles as mandated in various laws related to social services of the Philippines. The “one-profile-fits-all” strategy is used by ICTD in developing the transactions as cases may re-occur in the future. Creating a well-planned profile and linking to a specific program can minimize the repetitive data entry and can provide auto-generated reports and statistical reports in a fast and efficient way.

Leonard Pe, IT Officer I and Roy Detoyato, Data Controller II, are currently finalizing the system analysis and design based on the electronic government enterprise architecture (EGEA) through various forms embodied in the Business Information Protocols and Strategies (BIPS) summarized from EGEA.

It is estimated that by the last quarter of 2015, the system can be turned-over to the CSWDO after users will be trained on the functionalities and limitation of the system. Additional features can be added anytime after the turn-over or even during the course development as it is in-house developed by ICTD

The assigned programmers, Benatero, is a product of Holy Trinity College of General Santos City while Milo is a graduate of Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges in General Santos City. Both graduated from the BS Information Technology course. They completed their 480 hours on-the-job training at ICTD last June to October 2014. Their actual exposure and their easy adaptation to the industry-standard ICT processes created an edge among other fresh grad job applicants at ICTD.

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