August 24, 2023
Technology is one of the most important means of breaking down cultural barriers and bridging gaps through technological advancement in order to streamline and expand awareness on the Bangsamoro Cultural Heritage among people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
The participation of the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH-BARMM) represented by Communications Development Officer I, Ms. Raimarie S. Losaria, in the 2023 National Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Summit, hosted by Chief Information Officers Forum (CIOF) and CIOF Foundation in partnership with Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), on August 22-23, 2023 at Novotel, Araneta Center, Quezon City, opened up new avenues for advocating cultural connectedness and inclusiveness.
As emphasized by the President, His Excellency, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., during his State of the Nation Address, “The government must fully embrace digitalization to provide better service to the people”.
Driven by the president’s advocacy, the summit that is in line with the theme: “Building a Culture for Sustaining the Government’s Digital Transformation” and graced by the following key personnel – DICT Secretary, Ivan John E. Uy, the CIOF Board of Trustees, and CIOF Foundation Board of Trustees was packed with discussion and collaboration on various technologies from leading corporations and government agencies to continuously foster a culture of innovation to sustain the government’s digital transformation journey.
Pursuing citizen-centric digital platforms to showcase the Bangsamoro Cultural Heritage, part of the BCPCH-BARMM’s effort include the following initiatives:
Senators Cynthia A. Villar and Sherwin T. Gatchalian, as well as House of Representatives Congressman Martin G. Romualdez also expressed their full support in this journey.