Articles worth reading

Pateros re-imposes liquor ban 

account_balancePateros access_time4 days ago

Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III announced Friday that a total liquor ban will be imposed in the entire municipality starting Saturday as the number of new daily coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases sharply increased, according to a r...

DOH reports 97 more Delta variant cases 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Health has detected 97 additional cases of the more contagious Delta variant, 88 of which are local cases, according to a report by CNN Philippines. Of the newly reported cases, 94 have recovered while 3 have died. The DOH said tw...

IATF to discuss NCR mayors’ proposal 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will discuss on Thursday the proposal of Metro Manila mayors to implement a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the country’s metropolis amid ...

Makati News

Makati gets international award for digital initiatives

account_balanceMakati chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Mayor Abby Binay said Makati is the lone city in the country that landed among the top three in this year’s World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) Awards for promoting the use of technology in its various initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mayor said the city competed under the Efficient Government category and won the bronze award after Goyang City, South Korea (gold) and Moscow, Russia (silver).

“Makati has always been proud of its vision to become a smart and digital city. It was an honor to represent our country and showcase our achievements in digital innovation and social services in an international event,” Mayor Abby said.

The other categories were emerging technology, mobility, open and inclusive city, safe city, and sustainable city. 

Mayor Abby said Makati was supposed to host the WeGO General Assembly this year, but it was canceled due to the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Established in 2011, the triennial competition recognizes and promotes smart initiatives that improve the quality of life of citizens.

Makati will be awarded during the WeGO Virtual Executive Committee Meeting on November 17.

Last year, the city was also the country’s sole finalist at the World Smart Cities Awards. 

Last May 29, Mayor Abby presented the city’s COVID-19 initiatives at the WeGO Smart Health Responder Webinar. She highlighted the use of the Makatizen Card and the Makatizen App for the automated distribution of financial assistance to 500,000 Makatizens.

Makati is one of over 200 member-cities of WeGO around the world committed to the transformation of cities into smart sustainable cities. WeGO serves as their international platform to improve the quality of life, innovate in the delivery of public services, and strengthen regional competitiveness.

date_rangeDate Published
10 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

No releated news for this article.
Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature