Philippine Countryside ICT Champ Bags ICT Individual Award

A staunch advocate for the development of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the countryside bagged this year's ICT-Business Process Management (BPM) Individual Contributor Award.

Former chair of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and Bacolod Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue received the award as part of the International ICT Awards Philippines 2014 last March 13 at Makati Shangrila, Metro Manila.

Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue awarded as the IT-BPM Individual Contributor of the Year

Bacolod City Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue was named Information Technology-Business Process Management Individual Contributor of the Year at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City Thursday night, a press release said.

Batapa-Sigue bested Fred Ayala, chief executive officer of LiveIt Solutions Inc., Miguel Garcia of DTSI Group, and Danilo Sebastian Reyes, Genpact Philippines, the press release said.

It added that, Batapa-Sigue, who is the first winner outside Metro Manila since it started in 2007, is sharing the award to all the ICT councils, the press release said.

Bacolod Moves Up in the 2014 Tholons Outsourcing Report

Bacolod moves one notch higher for 2014 in the Tholons International Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations Report released last week, Bacolod Councilor Jocelle Batapa announced.

From being in the 94th spot last year, Bacolod now ranks as the 93rd city, joining six other Philippine cities, namely Manila (2nd), Cebu (8th), Davao (70th) Sta. Rosa (82nd), Iloilo (95th) and Baguio (99th).