LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) is now into the digitization and indexing of legislative measures which eases tracking, retrieval and accessing of records online and ultimately aids better and improved service.
Newly installed SP Secretary Atty. Brian Crispin said the digitization of all ordinances and resolutions is anchored on the office’s mandate to inform the public of its services.
It was incumbent Vice Governor Nelson Dangwa’s vision to come up with a digitized data bank of legislative measures but has come into realization just recently, Crispin said.
The project dubbed, e-legislative Computer Research Data Bank, aims to digitize all ordinances and resolutions from 1967 to 2013 including the creation and development of a computer program to manage such records. To date documents, encoded were from 1997 to this year.
It has two features, tracking and the data base of resolutions and ordinances. The tracking system shows the progress of the measure until the completed staff work and reaches the end-user. The data base system shows the archived measures, according to SP Administrative Officer I Gusvaliani Bolislis who manages the said records.
Now on its first phase which started last quarter last year, it is now operational but accessible only within the SP.
The future plan of this continuing endeavor is to make it online and accessible not only within the capitol premises but to clientele such as the municipal local governments, provincial offices and provincial departments.
It will eventually be open to the public for easy access as they plan to put up a desk once they transfer to the Provincial Capitol Building II, according to Crispin.
There are also plans of archiving data as early as 1945 while Benguet was still part of the old Mountain Provinces. (JDP/SCA-PIA-CAR, Benguet)