The Department of Science and Technology - Information and Communications Technology Office of (DOST-ICTO) presented Balik-Scientist Raul H. Manongdo a certificate of appreciation for his work in ICT under the Balik-Scientist Program of the DOST.  Raul H. Manongdo is an Australian based ICT expert who has 25 years of experience in the field of database development and database administration.


As a Balik Scientist, Mr. Manongdo worked with the DOST-ICTO on developing and conducting  Database Administration (DBA) Course . He also served as consultant  in developing the Government Interoperability Framework (GIF), an essential component of the iGov project which aims to integrate existing government systems to hasten the delivery of services to the public.

Manongdo likewise conducted a three-day workshop to enhance the skills of National Computer Center (NCC) and Advance Science Technological Institute (ASTI) IT practitioners in database development using Oracle 11G. The Oracle Database, commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS)[2] produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.

DOST Balik-Scientist awardee Raul Manongdo (second, left) receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO) through National Computer Center (NCC) OIC Denis F. Villorente (middle) and NCC Deputy Managing Director Juli Ana E. Sudario (second, right) for his contribution to ICT development in the country. Also in photo are Dr. Felicisimo Ople Jr., Balik Scientist for renewable energy (rightmost) and DOST-Balik Scientist Program staff. (Roy Espiritu, S & T Media Service)

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“We are grateful to our countrymen who have accomplished so much in their chosen careers abroad and have taken the time and effort to share their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the country. Mr. Manongdo’s invaluable contribution to the ICTO will go a long way in developing an integrated government,” Denis Villorente,  NCC Officer-in-Charge and project leader of the iGov project said.

Originally established in 1975, The Balik Scientist Program of the Department of Science and Technology aims to support and strengthen the scientific and technological human resources in the Philippines and reverse the effects of migration of skilled workers by encouraging Filipino scientists and technicians to return to the country and share their expertise and promote scientific, and economic development.  (Roy Espiritu and Allan Ace Aclan, S & T Media Service)

Written by: Roy Espiritu   
Friday, 23 March 2012 08:58