The DigitalFilipino Web Awards aims to advocate the use of Internet and e-Commerce for business development, through the identification, promotion, and highlighting of best e-Commerce practices from various websites in the Philippines.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Winners: Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007: Empower and Unite!

Congratulations to the winners of the Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007: Empower and Unite!

Our sincerest thanks to Microsoft Philippines for being our venue sponsor during the awards ceremony this morning.

What makes this competition unique and tough at the same time is that the students' work should tell a story about their community. In addition, for the Philippines competition, an entry must have an English and Filipino edition of their site.

Close to 300 students participated in this year's Cyberfair and your accomplishment contributes in spreading the growth of Internet content in the country.

1. Local Leaders

Winner: Ms. Ongsansoy: Mother of Claret High
Claret School of Quezon City

2. Community Groups and Special Populations

Winner: Las Piñas Boys Choir: Voices of Exquisity
St. Joseph's Academy

Runner-Up: Boy Scout of the Philippines of Claret School of Quezon City
Claret School of Quezon City

3. Businesses and Organizations

Winner: A Virtual Tour of San Pablo City Commercial District
MSC High School

Runner-Up: Centers of Financial Progress
St. Joseph's Academy

Honorable Mention: Philippine Daily Inquirer, The timeless news
Claret School of Quezon City

Honorable Mention: Women are in
Iligan City National High School

4. Local Specialties, Sports and Health

Winner: Las Piñas in a a battle against dengue
St. Joseph's Academy

Runner-Up: Philippine Sports
MSC High School

5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man Made)

Winner: The Hidden Paradise - Experience the Enchantment of Tinago Falls
Iligan City East High School - Sta. Filomena

Runner-Up: Mall of Asia
Claret School of Quezon City

Honorable Mention: The Church: An Instrument to God's Kingdom
St. Joseph Academy

6. Historical Landmarks

Winner: Rock Force
Claret School of Quezon City - Grade School

Runner-Up: Structures of San Pablo delos Montes
MSC High School

Honorable Mention: Mary Immaculate Parish
STI Academy High School

7. Environmental Awareness and Issues

Winner: Clean and Green Las Piñas
STI Academy High School

Runner-Up: Quezon City: The City Of New Environment
Claret School of Quezon City

Honorable Mention: Las Pinas – Saving Our Environment
St. Joseph's Academy

8. Local Culture, Music and Art Forms

Winner: Local Artists of San Pablo City
MSC High School

Runner-Up: St. Michael the Archangel
Iligan City National High School

Apart from the medals, shirts, and certificates, winning teachers will be invited to an e-commerce workshop this June 18 to 20, 2007.

You can help in supporting the Philippine Schools Cyberfair advocacy by buying the "Making the Internet Useful for Children E-Book: A Philippine Schools Cyberfair Fundraiser" for only US$10.00.

For the growth of Internet use in the Philippines!

I will post the 2008 call for entries and sponsors by August 2007.

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She is a Fascinate Certified Advisor, Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. 

She participated in the IVLP or International Visitors Leadership Program 2011 (individual program) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Featured as 1 of the 6 women innovator at the APEC Women and Economy Summit 2011, San Francisco, USA.

She got recognized as Champion of Philippine Internet and E-Commerce Hall of Fame Award given by Asian Institute of E-Commerce in 2010; Globe Tattoo Digital Elder Award 2009; E-Services E-Champion Awards 2008 - Policy and Legal Category by the Department of Trade and Industry / CITEM / Board of Investments; International Schools Cyberfair Ambassador Award 2004 and 2002 given by Global Schoolnet USA; World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Philippines Awards 2003 E-Learning Category for her E-Commerce Workshop Online.

Janette, as former technical consultant / executive director of the Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce Law, was instrumental for the creation of policies in the area of consumer protection (value added services, e-commerce, electronic banking), data privacy for the private sector, and acceptance of electronic payment in government. 

As founding president of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society, she was instrumental for the passage of the Y2K Law and E-Commerce Law. She retired in 2002. Other organizations she served as board member in the past were the Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT) and Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP).

She is a distinguished expert for the 2nd Expert Committee of APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance.

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