Thursday, January 29, 2009


The SPUP Knowledge for Development Center conducted half-day PHILGEPS (Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System) discussion-forum for SPUP students on August 7, 2008. This activity aimed at supporting the youth in promoting transparency in online procurement in local government units of Cagayan.

PHILGEPS is the single, centralized electronic portal that serves as the primary and definitive source of information on government procurement. Procuring entities are required to post all procurement opportunities, bids and results and other related information in the procurement of goods, general and support services, civil works and consulting services.

Mr. Mark Dominador Ventura of the SPUP KDC was the keynote speaker.

The students were also given orientation on how to participate in the online discussion on exercising citizenship for the youth at This online discussion is a component of the World Bank proejct entitled, "Popularizing and Operationalizing the 2007 World Development Report: Exercising Citizenship in Transparency in Local Government Procurement".

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