Iloilo City Government is going digital in an effort to become a smart metropolis by banking on data being made available in a click.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas issued October 21 an executive order adopting the digitization of records management.
The local chief executive has eyed City Civil Registry Office with five available desktops and 10 additional units, and Office of Building Official with the help of private donor to undergo computerization program.
“We want to fast-track processing of documents through proper records keeping to make it easy and fast for transacting public,” Treñas stressed.
City Hall has taken advantage of advancement of computer and scanning technology and shall embark on records digitization as a strategy to promote transparency and ease of records retrieval.
Digitizing can save enough space and facilitate access, preservation, transfer, retention, indexing, and virtual storage of all records with enduring value and importance.
Records will be preserved and accessed by users anytime, anywhere to provide effective and efficient data and records management service.
The City Government has highlighted the importance and preservation of records of all types from loss and damage. Thus, it should facilitate to maintain the freshness and integrity of records as it holds the truth and evidence of day to day transactions.
It may also opt to seek technical assistance from outside experts, if such expertise is not available within its bounds, to guide in all stages of development. (Iloilo City PIO)