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Digitalization of Manila City Council records almost complete – VM Yul

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Vice Mayor and Manila City Council Presiding Officer Yul Servo-Nieto announced that the digitalization of all records of the city council is now 80 percent complete.

In his guesting at the ‘Balitaan’ news forum of the Manila City Hall Reporters’ Association (MACHRA), Servo-Nieto said that the digitalization of all the records of the Manila City Council will particularly include ordinances and resolutions.

This, he said, is aimed at making such records easily accessible to anyone who may need them, specially students.

Once all done, Servo-Nieto said that searching for council records will just be a click or tap away, since they can be accessed with the use of computers or even cellphones.

The records that are now being digitalized will cover ordinances and resolutions passed by the Manila City Council as far back as in 1908.

“Nakakatuwa at malaking tulong sa mga kabataan o sinuman na ang records natin ay maisasalin sa digital format. Sa tulong ng internet, isang pindot mo lang o i-type mo lang ang author nung ordinance, lalabas na agad ito sa kung anumang search engine ang ginagamit mo, tulad ng Google halimbawa,” the vice mayor explained.

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Manila Vice Mayor Yul Servo (sixth from left) joins MACHRA members in a posterity shot. In photo are (from left) Ludy Bermudo, Jhun Anzures, Bong Son, Juliet de Loza, MACHRA president and host Itchie Cabayan, Jerry S. Tan (behind the vice mayor), Vice Mayor Servo-Nieto, MACHRA Vice President and co-host Andi Garcia, Pat Santos, Brian Bilasano, MaryAnn Santiago, Mylene Alfonso, Bong Patinio and Jun Reloban. ( JERRY S. TAN)

Easily, he said that just typing in key words of the subject matter being searched will lead one to the specific, corresponding Manila City Council records.

Servo-Nieto also told the ‘MACHRA’s Balitaan’ news forum that the full digitalization of council records may be finished in the first quarter of the year.

The move, he said, is to make the Manila City Council in keeping with the times and the ever-evolving technology.

“Yung iba kasing mga city ordinances ay hindi mo makikita kahit sa Google,” he said.

According to Servo, it is important that the residents of Manila, specially the students, are able to have access to the existing local laws that govern the city.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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