All CeCs, CeC users and individuals or organizations providing services and assistance to CeCs are qualified to become a member of the Philippine CeC Network. The basic criteria for all types of membership is acceptance of the purpose of the network. All PhilCeCNet members enjoy equal rights and equal opportunities to share expertise, approaches, and resources with the network while remaining independent, autonomous entities. They develop trust-based relationships in the PhilCeCNet, upheld by the principles of learning and collaboration.
If the CeC vision and promise appeals to you, if you or your organization are in a position to contribute to the cause of developing our countryside through ICT, PhilCeCNet needs you!
Check out the PhilCeCNet Membership Guidelines below. To become part of the network, you may either apply online or download the latest PhilCeCNet Membership Application Form and submit it to:
c/o National Computer Center – Field Operations Office
CICT-NCC Bldg, CP Garcia Ave, UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Telefax: (02) 920-7416
Before submitting your application, make sure that you have read the membership guidelines below.
PhilCeCNet Membership Guidelines
:: Membership Criteria
An individual or institution seeking membership in PhilCeCNet needs to demonstrate:
- competencies and resources that will contribute to the achievement of the purpose and enhance the reputation of the network;
- willingness to learn and collaborate with network members;
- willingness to abide by membership guidelines; and
- non-conflict between individual and/or organizational goals and the network goals.
:: Types of Membership
There are three categories of membership in the PhilCeCNet, to wit:
- CeC users
- Individual and organizations providing assistance and services to CeCs
Membership is further classified as follows:
1. Regular membership
2. Honorary membership – Conferred membership in recognition of eminence and expertise related to CeCs and/or provision of access to critical resources for the network. All members to this category have a non-electing seat. Although without voting rights, an honorary member may participate in the deliberations of the Assembly.
- Open to all charter members and those who will be admitted as members after the PhilCeCNet planning workshop
- May be individual or institutional. An institution can nominate a maximum of three members or representatives to the network.
:: Rights and Benefits of Members
The rights and benefits of PhilCeCNet members in good standing include:
- Voting right or a voice on all issues and affairs of the organization
- Eligibility to any elective or appointive office of the organization
- Participation in all deliberations and meetings of the organization
- Use of the organization's facilities
- Examination of all records of the organization during business hours
- Special or preferential privileges in participation to PhilCeC activities (e.g. priority slots in scholarships, grants, training and exchange programs, etc)
- Opportunities to link with other groups
- Access to regular PhilCeCNet updates and materials
Generally, a PhilCeCNet member can contribute to the social mission of assisting in the development of the countryside thru ICT.
:: Responsibilities of Members
PhilCeCNet members know that their individual organizations are strengthened by the network’s collaborative efforts. The diversity of knowledge and experiences brought together in the network is enriching both to the network as well as each individual member.
Each member (individual or institutional) has the following responsibilities:
- Submit and sign the PhilCeCNet application form and other pertinent documents as deemed necessary.
- Pay the membership dues.
- Obey and comply with the by-laws, rules and regulations of the network.
- Attend meetings of the organization.
- Share expertise, core competencies, and resources with the network.
- Participate actively in PhilCeCNet activities.
:: Membership Fee and Annual Dues
Joining Membership Fee
- A one-time joining membership fee will be collected upon submission of the PhilCeCNet Membership Application Form (whether online, via mail or fax).
- Rates are as follows:
|Membership Type & Sector ||Amount (Php) |
NGAs, GOCCs, Corporations
Academe, NGOs, SMEs, LGUs
Note: For INSTITUTIONAL members, membership fee shall be paid by the organization and shall cover one representative. Subsequent individuals from the same organization will have to register as INDIVIDUAL members.
- Upon receipt of payment and approval of membership, a Membership Certificate and PhilCeCNet ID will be issued to the member.
- Annual dues shall also apply to ensure the member’s good standing in the network as well as availment of member entitlements.
- Payment schedule for annual dues is as follows:
|Mode of Payment:||3 Years (10% disc) ||5 Years (10% disc) ||10 Years/Lifetime (10% disc) |
NGAs, GOCCs, Corporations
Academe, NGOs, SMEs, LGUs
|Individual ||540 ||850 ||1,400 |
|Honorary ||Waived ||Waived ||Waived |
:: Payment Procedure
Payment of membership fees and annual dues can be made through any of the following modes:
- Deposit to the Philippine Community eCenter Network, Inc. account - either in cash or check - at BPI Family Savings Bank Account No. 753-1-00011-5 (NOTE: all checks should be made payable to the given account name); or
- Direct payment at the National Computer Center - Field Operations Office, 3F CICT-NCC Building, CP Garcia Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Collections derived from membership fees and annual dues shall be used to subsidize the network’s operating expenses. In the interest of transparency, an annual report shall be made available to all members.
:: Withdrawal or Termination of Membership
Membership in PhilCeCNet may either be withdrawn or terminated if:
- A member withdraws by submitting a written notice to the Executive Council which should be acted upon within 30 days upon receipt
- By a majority vote of all the members of the Executive Council, a member shall have been found to have committed any or all of the following acts:
- Non-participation in the activities of the PHILCeCNET for a time as will be fixed by the council
- Continuous failure to comply with obligations to the network whereupon the number of delinquent years will be defined by the council
- Violation of the provisions of the charter and the rules of the network
- Acts or omissions injurious or prejudicial to the interest or the welfare of the network
A member whose membership the Executive Council may wish to terminate shall be informed of such intended action in writing and shall be given an opportunity to be heard before the said Council makes its decision.