To the Candidates for President and Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines:
UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM) pursues and monitors the roles of education, science, and culture in the Philippines for the United Nations team that catalyzes global efforts toward sustainable development for well-being. UNACOM partners with networks of specialists in education, communications, culture, and sciences (exact, human or behavioral, natural, physical, and social).
The ultimate goal of UNACOM, as with all United Nations institutions, is global peace and harmony anchored on universal values of justice, freedom, and human dignity. The goal is expressed in the right to well-being with its corresponding responsibilities and obligations. The basic human needs advocated by the United Nations and reflected in Millennium Development Goals are: physical survival and health in a safe and peaceful environment; a level of knowledge and understanding of one’s natural, social and cultural environments; livelihood and income, including the capacity to be productive and contribute meaningfully to society; political freedom and the right to participate in social decisions.
It is within that paradigm of sustainable development for well-being that these recommendations for positive social transformation are being made. They focus on (1) Environment and (2) Human Resource Development as they relate to Macroeconomic Policy, Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, as well as Strengthening Governance and Institutions.
Reduce the gap between what is and what should be.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT still require fundamental strategies, including legislation implementable and enforceable on local and national levels. Policy backup and enforcement mechanisms for existing laws require bolstering and institutionalizing in close collaboration with neighborhoods. Archipelago-wide community awareness of and preparedness for peoples’ roles in disaster prevention are urgent.
HERITAGE CONSERVATION for tangible and intangible cultural elements of the environment requires national and local policies to establish CUTURE OFFICES for local government units. Coordinated neighborhood cultural programs can provide vital adjunct support for CULTURAL LITERACY through MOTHER TONGUE programs, in tandem with basic education. Wisdom and knowledge contained by Mother Tongues offer unrecognized or undervalued economic potential, and keystones of socio-civic strength.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE SUSTAINABILITY requires the review of government strategies to increase, strengthen, and sustain stakeholder efforts for sites in their settings. Philippine sites are valued equally with the Grand Canyon of the United States, Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal of India, and other well-known landmarks. The new administration must make the Cordillera Rice Terraces a priority heritage project. The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras have been inscribed on the “List of World Heritage in Danger” due to the lack of a comprehensive management plan and a systematic monitoring program for site preservation and sustainable development. The National, Provincial and Local Government Units must work toward ensuring that corrective measures are addressed to remove the Rice Terraces from the endangered roster as it negatively impacts tourism income and poverty alleviation for economically threatened highland communities, not to mention the national image.
For HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY is an essential requisite needed on which to anchor strategies for sustainable well-being. Knowledge and wisdom are wealth and must be promoted as such popularly. The Philippines and its peoples from all walks of life need to transform into an up-to-date knowledge-based society with applications of knowledge – coupled with wisdom — to lifelong learning, career longevity, illness and disaster prevention, societal harmony, conservation of public and private natural and cultural resources for the common good, emergency management, citizen trust in governance, strengthening of traditional and newly evolving institutions for national and global sustainability, and handling of change.
COMMUNITIES OF INQUIRY are needed to boost the application of high-order thinking to everyday life by neighborhoods nationwide, including underserved and economically or politically challenged ones. Community workers from GOs, POs and NGOs, teachers in formal and nonformal programs, facilitators of informal learning, media servers, and the business sector can increase the level of INFORMATION LITERACY and the capacity for CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING among all citizens, including children, out-of-school youth, seniors and retirees, grass-root stakeholders and their leadership. Innovative strategies using dynamic communications technology to teach critical understanding are essential to boost neighborhood self-confidence, self-initiative, self-reliance, unity, and commitment to national and global development.
A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) POLICY that upholds public access to information is essential to bolster government efforts in accountability and transparency. Corruption denies people their human rights. The next administration should make the unratified FOI Bill in the House of Representatives a priority for the 15th Congress. The ability of government officials and employees to facilitate public access to information may be considered a requirement for civil service eligibility or promotion. Resources for public domain information should be developed in all media and promoted through school and adjunct learning systems.
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST is an earnest effort needed from the new administration to sustain stakeholder interest and involvement in decision-making and community participation for nationwide security, anti-corruption, capital infusion, and improvements. Public and private media should be encouraged in this effort that includes the reporting of successes and best practices, experiments that failed and why, identified challenges, community-driven solutions, people-empowered initiatives, and model GO-PO-NGO partnerships. Facilitation rather than control of information has to be prioritized around a framework for sustainable well-being and people’s participation.
CONVERSION OF THE GOVERNMENT MEDIA NETWORK INTO A PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM requires serious review and action. This recommendation addresses the high costs of investment in media infrastructure and the need of a venue for socially oriented programs with initially or constantly weak commercial value. The envisioned system will consist of the TV network of National Broadcasting Network (NBN), radio stations of Public Broadcasting System (PBS), and community radio stations.
Congress attempted to convert NBN into a public broadcasting system, but the national government opted to make it a government corporation citing government’s need for a strong information channel to promote political stability nationwide, and fear the proposed system was financially unviable. A government-owned and controlled network, however, may not offer the independent and alternative channel important to public expression and reform. In the current set-up, government’s stance is prioritized over the information needs of public and sectoral interest groups whose input and partnership are needed to sustain national welfare.
The new administration should study re-engineering the current “monolithic” government broadcasting system and adopt the COMMUNITY-BASED BROADCASTING CONCEPT. The new concept decentralizes the system into a public broadcasting system capable of increased localized alternative programs through UHF, VHF, and cable systems. New technologies can link community-based stations with each other and to national and global media thereby eliminating the danger of parochialism in content and outlook.
A UNIVERSAL INTERNET ACCESS (UIA) POLICY consistent with the World Summit on Information Society needs to be adopted by the Philippines for its peoples from all walks of life as a means to unify them with a just and democratic society. UIA can be pursued through: (1) a pro-competitive market policy environment, (2) adoption of a Universal Service Fund and/or Mandatory Obligations wherein telcos are required to set up and manage Community e-Centers in under- and un-served areas, (3) Community Open Access Networks (localized broadband), (4) capacity building especially in ICT LITERACY for all, (5) national and local government agencies investing in e-services and e-content development suited to different audience niches, (6) creation of the Department of ICT and strengthening of the National Telecommunications Commission.
A “BROADBAND BILL OF RIGHTS” needs support from the new administration. The Bill would subscribe to ten principles: choice (upon access regulations), non-discrimination, privacy, open systems, interoperability, public interest obligations, civic content, educational opportunities, children’s programming, and digital divide.
SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION REFORM is a major recommendation that urges the state to (1) Provide at least one year of pre-primary education to all Filipino children, (2) Enforce the constitutional requirement of compulsory primary education of six years and plan early compliance with the CRC requirement of nine years compulsory education, (3) Enhance the secondary education program for greater relevancy, (4) Increase the number of years for the secondary education program by establishing four years as Lower Secondary, and introducing an additional two years as Upper Secondary to strengthen student participation in the world or work and/or further education and training as well as align with best practices in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world, (5) Strengthen alternative learning pathways and delivery modalities for children and youth unable to avail of regular formal classroom-based pre-primary, primary, and secondary education programs.
SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT FOR CIVICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES recommends that formal learning strengthen its programs to train youth and teachers in the use of critical reasoning for citizenship concerns. By officially recognizing Social Studies as the entry point for Social and Human Sciences in basic education, the government would harmonize science as recognized by the Department of Education with the Department of Science and Technology’s roster of sciences. Currently the exact, natural and physical sciences are acknowledged in basic education but not the social and human sciences. Adding the scientific viewpoint to studying and creating society would enrich Social Studies and its civic functions while assuring generational abilities in critical and creative thinking toward career mastery and social reform.
ICT LEARNING FOR FILIPINO EXPATRIATES AND FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS is a means to continue capacity building that supports career longevity and adjustment to overseas postings. The initiative can offer programs for mastery of the host country’s language, etiquette, values, standard expectations, and customs, as well as provide information about worker’s rights, financial management, family and community adjustments while abroad and upon return, continuing education for social and career mobility, psychological and physical wellness, and other concerns particular to the varying socio-economic niches of expatriates and migrant workers.
ENACTING THE “SOUTHEAST ASIAN CENTER FOR LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” (SEA-CLLSD) through legislation and including it in the Philippine master plan for national development and United Nations country team program would maximize the Center. It is the only service provider, standard setter, and research/resource information management center of lifelong learning for Southeast Asia recognized by UNESCO thereby making it pivotal. Efforts at its legislation were left unfinished by the 14th Congress.
THE CULTURE FRAMEWORK
FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Individual choice determines what a nation will become.
Culture is how we live. It includes how we behave with nature and how we treat all life. Culture includes attitudes, values, expectations, customs, sciences, humanities, organizational structures, relationships, tools, and artifacts that evolve to satisfy changing and challenged economic, political, societal, health, spiritual, and artistic needs of individuals and their groupings. Culture can be detrimental or beneficial.
The new administration is encouraged to maximize the still undervalued and underutilized cultural dimension when designing national development strategies so they will not compromise the future. The cultural dimension celebrates people as continuous works in progress and not artifacts, considers cultural diversity wealth, and aids people to rationalize how they will choose to live – hopefully with the common good, the nation’s future, and the world’s balance in mind. The strategy that Integrated Governance presents — with its collaborations of multiple understandings and expertise from government, business, academe, and civil society — strengthens with applications of the cultural framework. The framework is likewise essential in today’s strategies for international policy dialogue with their ethical, legal, economic, and inter-faith dimensions toward social justice, security, and peace.
ADAPT TO MULTICULTURAL CITIZENS
A nation’s richness is its inherent cultural diversity. Within nations there are multiple cultures. Ethno-linguistic, geographical, and generational cultures are the commonly acknowledged ones. But they combine with additional nuances of education, career, religion, exposure to the foreign, age, and health among other factors.
Experts applaud cultural strengths apparent nationwide such as healing qualities, relational connectivity, creative engagement or participation, capacity for meaning and happiness, skill in balancing opposites (including relative gender equality), flexibility or adaptability, and quickness in forming intimate support groups in times of crisis. Such cultural characteristics unite Filipinos from all walks of life, but remain unacknowledged in the popular image of “being Filipino”. They also can transform into weaknesses or challenges.
On the other hand, the different weather patterns, geology, environmental stability or instability within the archipelago, and their effect on localized cultures requires serious study. Un-uniform settings and situations are not solved by uniform action. The application of ethno-methodology to national security should be pursued. Interventions to improve building codes, zoning, local government management, food security, peace and safety, reforestation, marine and coastal conservation as well as international affairs will benefit from a clear understanding of multiculturalism, as well as if, why, and what Filipinos today value as happiness, heritage, and culture.
PROMOTE CONDUCT BECOMING A FILIPINO
Peace is a pre-requisite for progress. Peace requires respect for human dignity, tolerance of different opinions and ways of living, reasonableness, and institutions to support popular thinking that is critical and creative. High order thinking is evaluative and assists aspiration to fuse with action. It allows INDICES OF WORTHINESS to form amongst a people, thereby balancing the material and the non-material.
The new administration can pursue a culturally sensitive program to inspire societal trust in its heritage, institutions, and potential as a means to enrich social capital. Individuals would be encouraged by interventions through education, media, arts, and sciences to value and become capable of SELF-ASSESSMENT, SELF-EXPRESSION, and SELF-REFORM. They would also be primed to value self-initiative, volunteerism, and self-reliance toward a lasting well-being that will not compromise the environment or the future. The peoples’ invigorated evaluative strength should promote a renaissance of societal critical assessment, expression of opinions, and tenacious reform for the common good.
Forebears of the Philippine Republic initiated their fathoming of citizenship in spiritual themes with a rigorous ethic. Katipunan leaders sought to make Kalayaan — the freedom they sought and interpreted as an independent republic– a state of spirit. They shaped a dictum of living, a basis for cultural transformation: Citizens would maintain purity of inner being (puri ng loob) and life on the straight path set by reason (katwiran) in order to attain full contentment (buong kaginhawahan). One fruit of the struggle would be an increased radiance of the world because the minds of the majority would be opened. Freedom would allow people to help themselves and others. By keeping on the path of goodness and justice they would attain their personal perfection and contribute to the progress of humanity.
The success and strength of a sustainable future lie in the internal and the external transformations of people and societies, of citizens and nations. We appeal to you who seek to lead: Set the example for positive transformation. Anchor your action on a Knowledge-based Society that values learning throughout a lifetime. Anchor your action on the promotion of a Philippine culture that is a lasting legacy of excellence and nobleness in all we make and in all we do.
Freedom is the right to do only good, not evil.
Therefore, we, the members of Executive Committee (EXECOM), on behalf of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM), put forward these policy recommendations.
Signed on 16 March 2010.
HON. ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and
Chairperson, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
FR. BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, S.J.
President, Ateneo de Manila University and
Vice-Chairperson, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
COMM. VILMA A. LABRADOR
Chairperson, Committee for Education
COMM. MEL V. VELARDE
Chairperson, Committee for Science and Technology
COMM. FELICE PRUDENTE-STA. MARIA
Chairperson, Social and Human Sciences Committee
COMM. CARMEN D. PADILLA
Chairperson, Committee for Culture
COMM. FLORANGEL ROSARIO-BRAID
Chair, Committee for Communications
AMB. PRECIOSA S. SOLIVEN
Some Major Science and Policy Issues Related to Coastal & Marine Areas in the Philippines: A Way Forward?
We, as a people, are facing a daunting challenge, one that we cannot afford to ignore. If just current levels of exploitation continue, we are facing the ruination of coastal areas and the wholesale loss of ecosystems and the communities of plants, animals and people they support. If we cannot come to grips with managing our coasts, millions of our poor people, who depend upon marine resources for their survival, will suffer from malnutrition, disease, and impacts of local and global environmental change. More ominously, if we cannot manage coastal areas in a more sustainable manner, then we may soon have no resources left worth saving!
Solid scientific and technical data are crucial in assessing the state of coastal and marine resources and in assisting policy makers to prioritize investments and management programs.
A number of the most important scientific issues, from the point of view of the S & T Committee of UNESCO Philippines and its sub-committee, the National committee on Marine Sciences (NCMS) include the following:
The overwhelming need for better data sets on the state of critical coastal and marine resources, particularly data on the current state of mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs. In this connection, there is ample scope to better utilize GIS systems and satellite imagery in an effort to obtain more and better quality data on the actual extent of these resources and their current condition.
The need for a centralized data base in the country, detailing, among other things: coastal population growth and distribution trends; rates of urbanization; state of coastal resources and exploitation rates; pollution levels in coastal waters; industrialization patterns and trends; consumption patterns; and pollution and sediment loads brought in by river systems.
The need for a watershed-based approach to data collection and analysis.
The need for a comprehensive review and evaluation of coastal management programs and projects in an effort to see what has worked and what hasn’t. The aim here would be to see if there are some elements of coastal management programs, which are common to all or most successful efforts. Conversely, it would be useful to see if there are also common elements that turn up consistently in those initiatives, which failed.
The need for modern science to take account of the wealth of information and experience held by traditional, indigenous coastal communities. Marine scientists, for instance, are learning a great deal about the medicinal and economic properties of reef, mangrove and seagrass plants from local coastal barangay populations. By the same token, it should be possible for coastal resource managers to learn something useful from the hundreds of years of management experience contained in traditional coastal communities; experience that is all too often ignored, or overlooked.
The need to link the science to management in addressing the issues via an integrated decision support system where the scientific, technological, social and human sciences, cultural and communication sectors play major roles.
Some of the critical policy issues relating to coastal and marine areas, include the following:
The fundamental need for national and local governments to build up the capacity of political, administrative and scientific institutions to formulate and implement comprehensive coastal management strategies, in close collaboration with local communities.
The need to try out special area management programs in selected areas in an effort to provide data and policy feedback for broadening the scope of management efforts later on.
The need to work at two levels: from the top down and from the bottom up, in order to build political and community support for coastal management plans.
The need for towns or provinces sharing common resources to evolve towards a sea or river basin-wide approach to management.
The need for implementable and enforceable legislations to better protect and conserve coastal marine resources. Unfortunately, those which exist are mostly empty declarations of support, with little or no policy backup and no enforcement mechanisms. They need to be given teeth!
The need for provinces, towns and barangays to enforce existing regulations and laws governing coastal areas and resources, such as coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and fisheries.
Our coastlines are in crisis. But scientists, the public, the press and our political systems must recognize the problem and begin to respond with appropriate measures. Our success at managing this crisis will have numerous benefits; our failure could have unimaginable consequences.
A Summary of UNACOM Policy Recommendations
Set enforceable national and local fundamental strategies for climate change and coastal management. Increase community preparedness for disaster prevention.
Establish Culture Offices in Local Government Units.
Prioritize sustainability interventions for the Cordillera Rice Terraces to remove them from the World Heritage in Danger list. The site can lose its UNESCO World Heritage Site status if measures are not taken immediately.
For Human Resource Development:
Anchor strategies for national sustainable development in a Knowledge-Based Society.
Nurture “Communities of Inquiry” especially in neighborhoods that are underserved and economically and politically challenged using GOs, Pos, NGOs, teachers, media and business participation. This aims at increased Information Literacy and Critical Understanding.
Pass a Freedom of Information Policy in the next Congress.
Sustain stakeholder interest in National Development as a matter of public concern.
Convert the government media network into a public broadcasting system based on the “community broadcasting concept”.
Approve a Universal Internet Access Policy aligned with the World Summit on Information Society.
Approve a Broad Band Bill of Rights.
Execute education reform for quality education and increase the number of years of basic education.
Provide scientific support for civics by making Social Studies the entry point for social and human sciences in basic education.
Establish an ICT learning mechanism for Filipino expatriates and migrant workers toward mastery of a host country’s language and cultural expectations, as well as personal awareness of worker’s rights, financial management, and how to cope with family transformations.
Enact Philippine legislation for the “South East Asian Center for Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development” that is the only one of its kind approved by UNESCO for the region.
The Cultural Framework:
Apply the Cultural Framework in sustainable development planning and international policy dialogue. (Multiple disciplines often identify it as the missing link to successful interventions in social transformation.)
Apply Integrated Governance toward sustainable development.
Apply ethnomethodology to national security strategies.
Popularize “Indices of Worthiness” that balance the commercial–material with the noncommercial-nonmaterial.
Popularize Self-Assessment, Self-Expression and Self-Reform in complementation with self-initiative, volunteerism and self-reliance in shaping the new call to being the best a Filipino can become.
Seek to promote a Philippine culture, or way of living, that is a lasting legacy of excellence and nobleness in all we make and in all we do. ###
List of Commissioners of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Chairman, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
Department of Foreign Affairs
2330 Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
FR. BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, S.J.
President, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Vice Chairman, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
Department of Foreign Affairs
2330 Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
AMB. PRECIOSA S. SOLIVEN
Secretary-General, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
Department of Foreign Affairs
2330 Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
USEC. VILMA L. LABRADOR
Undersecretary, Department of Education
and Chairperson, Committee on Education
DR. NONA S. RICAFORT
Commissioner, Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
and Vice Chair, Committee on Education
SEN. MAR ROXAS (Ex-Officio)
Chairman, Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
Senate of the Philippines
REP. DEL D. DE GUZMAN (Ex-Officio)
Chairman, Education Committee
House of Representatives
MS. EMERITA I. GARON
President, Golden Values School
DR. MARIQUITA N. MENDOZA
Dean, College of Education
Southeast Asian College
DR. ERLINDA C. PEFIANCO
Executive Director, SEAMEO-INNOTECH
MS. SANDRA S. AMPATUAN SEMA
DR. ETHEL AGNES VALENZUELA
Research Specialist, SEAMEO-INNOTECH
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MR. MEL V. VELARDE
Chairman and CEO, Velarde Inc. and
Chairperson, Committee on Science and Technology
DR. ESTER OGENA
Executive Director, Sciences Education Institute
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and
Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Science and Technology
MRS. LEONARDA N. CAMACHO
Lecturer and Resource Person on Environment and Women Concerns
DR. VIRGINIA CARIÑO
Vice President for Students Affairs
DR. CEFERINO L. FOLLOSCO
President, Chairman of the Board,
Agro-Industrial Management and
DR. MILAGROS D. IBE
Dean, Graduate School, Miriam College
DR. DOMINGO A. MADULID
Scientist IV, Botany Division
National Museum of the Philippines
FR. BIENVENIDO F. NEBRES, S.J.
Ateneo de Manila University
MRS. MA. LOURDES P. ORIJOLA
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES
MRS. FELICE P. STA. MARIA
Freelance Writer and
Chairperson, Committee on Social and Human Sciences
DR. FLORENTINO H. HORNEDO
Professor, Graduate School, University of Sto. Tomas
Vice Chairperson, Committee on Social and Human Sciences
PROF. RUPERTO P. ALONZO
Professor of Economics
School of Economics
University of the Philippines
DR. RAINIER A. IBANA
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)
PROF. JOSE DAVID LAPUZ
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
ATTY. JOSE C. SISON
Practicing Lawyer, Writer, Columnist
DR. MONA DUMLAO-VALISNO
Secretary, Department of Education
DR. WILFRIDO V. VILLACORTA
Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Honorary Fellow, Yuchengco Center
DR. JOSEF TEOFISTO T. YAP
Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
COMMITTEE ON CULTURE
MRS. CARMEN D. PADILLA
President, International Organization of Folk Arts (IOV) and
Chairperson, Committee on Culture
MR. LEO G. MARTINEZ
Director General, Film Academy of the Philippines and
Vice Chairperson, Committee on Culture
MR. PEDRO R. ABRAHAM JR.
Professor, Department of Arts Studies
University of the Philippines
MR. NAPOLEON ISABELO V. ABUEVA
MA. JOSEFINA BELMONTE-ALIMURUNG
Founder and Member
Q.C. Performing Arts Dev’t. Foundation Inc.
Founder/Artist (Ballerina), Ballet, Manila
MR. JOSE ANTONIO U. GONZALEZ
MS. ANNA MARIA L. HARPER
Founder/Member, Heritage Conservation Society
MR. GABRIEL “GABBY” MA. J. LOPEZ
Member, Board of Trustees
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
ARCH. MA. JOYCELYN BOLHAYON-MANANGHAYA
Dean, Feati University
COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATION
DR. FLORANGEL R. BRAID
President Emeritus, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) and Chairperson, Committee on Communication
MS. CECILIA “CHE CHE” L. LAZARO
President, Probe Productions, Inc. and
Vice-Chairperson, Committee on Communication
MR. ERIC S. CANOY
President, Radio Mindanao Network (RMN)
DR. PARALUMAN GIRON
Regional Director- Region IV MIMAROPA
Department of Education (Dep Ed)
MS. NORMA JAPITANA
Journalist/ Writer, Philippine Daily Inquirer
MR. ANGELO TIMOTEO M. DIAZ DE RIVERA
Commissioner, E-Government Development
Commission on Information and Communication and Technology