At Robinson’s Place Iligan City (with Sir Ladi sitting infront)
Last November 21 to 26, 2017, ICI – Iligan joined the 15thIligan City Computing Fair (ICCF) with a theme “Collaboration and Innovation for Inclusive Growth.”; the said event was held in different locations in Iligan City. The event was headed by Sir Dean Ernesto Empig of the MSU-IIT School of Computer Studies with the newly revived Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council. The week-long event was a huge success as it was actively participated by the local government, national government, private organizations, businesses and the academe.
The 6-day ICCF event launched with a two-day ICT Job Fair and ICT Exhibit Fair on November 21 to November 22, 2017 at Robinson’s Place, Iligan. The participants of the ICT Exhibit Fair were not only from our local ICT institutions or homegrown BPOs, but also companies from Cagayan de Oro City and Zamboanga City. Likewise, the employers or the hiring agencies of the ICT Job Fair were from a well-known call-centers/BPOs from BGC, Taguig City, Cebu City, and Cagayan de Oro City.
On November 23, 2017, the third day of the 15th ICCF, hundreds of students from St. Michael’s College (SMC), Iligan Capitol College (ICC), and Iligan Computer Institute (ICI) gathered at St. Michael’s College Auditorium to attend the Cyber Security Seminar. One of the speakers provided information on what are the common attacks a hacker can do and how to protect their personal data email address, address or residence, credit card or bank details, contact numbers, and even passwords.
On the 4th day, November 24, 2017, selected students of St. Michael’s College (SMC), Iligan Computer Institute (ICI), Iligan Capitol College (ICC) attended the IT Forum held at St. Michael’s College Conference Hall from 9 o’clock in the morning to 12 noon. The IT Forum was aimed to guide students with the skills currently in demand for freelancing and employment. The preliminaries of the Electronic Sports (DOTA Competition) and the Digital Arts Competition were held at our school Iligan Computer Institute (ICI), while the Open Programming Competition was held at St. Michael’s College (SMC). The events were participated by different schools not only in Iligan City but also with some participants from Ozamis City and Cagayan de Oro City.
The final round of the Electronic Sports (DOTA) Competition was held at Robinson’s Iligan on November 25, 2017, and an amazing crowd gathered watching and cheering for the gamers. The said event would not be that successful if not for the big LED monitor provided under the committee of Cong. Jake Balanay and of our very own ICI President, Mr. Ladislao Tabanao Jr., for the computers and accessories.
The 6-day ICCF ended at Robinson’s Iligan on November 26, 2017. Councilors Demosthenes Plando, Bunz Lim, and Jake Balanay graced the event. The winners were awarded during the said event. That was a huge success. Congratulations to all the winners, job well done to all the participants.
by: Gina Archibal