A place where a good driver is an essential member of the project team

The place is the Philippines.  The driver is Richmond Pon-an.  The project is the e-Governance for Municipal Development (eGov4MD) project. I’m here in the Philippines, as a Volunteer Advisor (VA), to the eGov4MD project, with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO).  The eGov4MD project is an international collaborative, orchestrated by the League of Municipalities of […]

When the unexpected happens: Calamity in Botolan, Philippines

I should have been in Botolan this week, assisting that Municipality on an e-Governance project. Instead I’m in Manila. Just the day before I was to arrive in Botolan (I was staying in a neighbour municipality, Subic), calamity struck in the form of a flood brought on by Typhoon Kiko. So here I am posting […]

Learning and implementing e-Governance: The Subic, Philippines way

I’m in the Municipality of Subic, in the Philippines. It’s my second time to Subic. The first was in the fall of 2008. At that time I enjoyed the company of, and was impressed with, the people I met here, and the progress they were making toward e-governance. I still am. I’m here as a […]

Journey from Batac to Subic: How one person works to make a difference

Eric Nagal is an interesting guy. I am working with him this week on the eGovernance for Municipal Development (eGov4MD) project, in the Municipality of Subic, in the Philippines. Eric is the designated IT Officer for the Municipality of Batac, 15 hours (give or take) away by public bus. I’m here as a Volunteer Advisor […]