LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of this highland vegetable producing province is now into the digitization and indexing of legislative measures which eases tracking, retrieval and accessing of records online for better and improved service. SP Secretary Atty. Brian Crispin said the digitization of all ordinances and resolutions was based on Vice Gov. Nelson Dangwa’s vision for a digitized data bank of legislative measures realized only recently. Dubbed, e-legislative Computer Research Data Bank, aimed to digitize all ordinances and resolutions from 1967 to 2013 including the creation and development of a computer program to manage such records. To date, documents encoded were from 1997 up to present. It will eventually be open to the public for easy access as they plan to put up a desk once they transfer to the Provincial Capitol Building II. There are also plans of archiving data as early as 1945 while Benguet was still part of the old Mountain Provinces.
Gaby B. Keith