The Department of Science and Technology (DOST-Philippines) – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST PCIEERD) presented the Kabalikat Academe Partner Award to CSPC as the base agency for the Bicol Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (BCIEERD) and for implementing two (2) completed projects titled, “Portable Perlite Expander Machine for Small Scale Industries” and “Reengineering Government through ICT in Support to the Smarter City Program.”

These projects significantly affect its beneficiaries by providing more efficient and streamlined e-government services and greater access to public services due to interoperable resources and systems.

The e-governance system supported the local government unit’s operation including tracking, communications, issuance of certificates and permits, assessment of taxes and fees, liquidation of collection, enhancement of citizen portfolio through Local ID Systems, and transparency in the government’s transactions.

The automation and transparency offered by the system boosted the performance of the LGU which has resulted in a 30% increase in their revenue. It has also helped in the implementation of the “Ease of Doing Business Act” to deliver time-efficient government services.

The Kabalikat Awards is DOST PCIEERD’s way of recognizing its partners in enabling innovations in the industry, energy, and emerging technology fields.

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