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UP-TMC “Connects” to Students and Youths of Olongapo

In an effort to narrow the digital divide in the ever-growing presence of the internet and social media, the University of the Philippines Diliman Technology Management Center will be having its first Digital Literacy Workshop entitled, CONNECT: National Digital Literacy Congress 2019 at Gordon College, Olongapo City on 24 November 2019.

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According to the 2016 World Bank Development Report, 63 million Filipinos lack basic digital skills. The digital divide is getting wider, as more businesses digitize their products and services and more employers expect basic digital skills from their employees. The consequences of not being digitally literate are growing exponentially while technology continues to transform and disrupt the lives of billions of people around the world.

CONNECT is in pursuit of imparting the audience with the fundamentals of the internet, hardware and software which would benefit students to use personal computers for their own advantage. The digital literacy congress will have minds-on and hands-on training and seminar with resource persons that will teach the basics of computers, Microsoft office, operating system and the internet. The congress anticipates to gather around more than a hundred delegates of students and out-of-school youths who will have the ability to run computer programs and applications after the training.

Also taking place in the event is a series of featured talks:

  • Background of Digital Literacy, by William D. Garcia, LPT, MBA
  • Fact-Checking in the Era of Fake News, by Emmanuel M. Tiglao
  • Cybercrimes and Cyber scams, by Atty. John Vherlin C. Magday

The digital literacy congress is a great opportunity for the students of Gordon College and the Olongapo community to wise up on how digital literacy can be an advantage for them and gain intelligent guidance on what to expect during this digitization age and beyond.

CONNECT: National Digital Literacy Congress 2019 will not have been possible without the partnership with Gordon College, CRV Ads, Mama Sita’s, JCI Olongapo, Franchise Manila, and the generous support of Solar Hope, yFACTph, Cynder, Powerhouse Consultants, and

For more information on CONNECT: National Digital Literacy Congress 2019, FAQs, registration, or donations – visit

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About UP Technology Management Center

The Technology Management Center of the University of the Philippines Diliman is a multi-disciplinary program of the University of the Philippines. The TMC is mandated to respond to the recognized need of firms and industries for technology upgrading, productivity improvement, and enhanced global competitiveness, and to respond to the established requirements of the Philippine government for expert advice and assistance on science and technology policy analysis and formulation, technology forecasting, planning, and assessment, R&D management, and program and project management.

The TMC is guided by a renewed vision in the performance of its mandate, which is to serve as a world-class center for advanced education, research, and extension services in the new and dynamic field of Technology Management. By definition, Technology Management is the management and integration of the technological processes of a firm or nation with the end in view of formulating and implementing a coherent technology strategy that informs and reinforces the firm’s or nation’s overall strategy.

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