:: The Organization
When the 3rd Knowledge Exchange Conference involving various sectors and areas involved in CeC operations ended in 2006, a network named PhilCeCNet was born. It sprang from a desire to harmonize the efforts of various CeC initiatives, to share knowledge and experiences, and to achieve a commonality of direction and operations for maximum impact.
PhilCeCNet, short for Philippine Community eCenter Network, is a multi-sectoral partner of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) in the implementation of the Philippine CeC Program.
It is a learning and collaborative community of CeC stakeholders contributing to the achievement of the Philippine CeC Program vision and delivery of its mission, thereby ensuring responsive, efficient, valuable and sustainable CeCs.
On February 25, 2009, PhilCeCNet acquired legal personality upon its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, non-profit organization (see related article).
:: The Organizational Structure
The network shall have a General Assembly with 9 sector clusters (National Government Agencies/Government Owned and Controlled Corporations, Acedeme, NGOs, Private Sector, Media, CeC Managers, CeC Users, Funding Agencies, Local Government Units) that serves as the highest policy-making body.
An Executive Council led by a Chairman shall be the implementing unit of the network. The CICT, as lead agency for the Philippine CeC Program, is an ex-officio voting member of the Council.
The Council will be supported administratively by a Network Secretariat under an Executive Secretary that oversees day-to-day operations of the network, implements Council directives, makes tactical decisions for the network, and acts as its “animator”.
:: The Logo
It is a celebration of new freedom – the breaching of a new frontier. The Philippine Community eCenter has shattered the isolation of rural towns. It opened new doors for services, employment, trade, information and education giving new opportunities for better lives.
The logo celebrates this freedom, the colors evocative of the Philippine flag, and the figures denoting the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The perspective spheres in forward motion symbolize the archipelago islands linked by CeCs, all under the arc that defines the new global horizon created by affordable and appropriate Information and Communications Technology under the CeC program.