First NGO - Pagbag-O
The cooperation between Pagbag-O and EC-tech started in the Negros Island Organic Farming Festival held February 8-10, 2007 at Dumaguete City.
EC-tech founder Dr. Raffy chanced upon Pagbag-O's exhibit in the Capitol Grounds of Dumaguete City and explained to the group the EC-tech idea. Immediately, Executive Director Mary Anne G. dela Raya saw the relevance of EC-tech to Pagbag-O's programs and invited Dr. Raffy to exhibit EC-tech in the Pagbag-O booth. The group (with Director Mary Anne holding a mini-PC*) posed on February 8 in the exhibit grounds:
From left: Mary Anne, Evelyn, Richard, Dr. Raffy, Nemesis of SIBAT org (in glasses), Paulyn (in glasses, too), Nordie, with husband Martin (at the back), Necita (front, in white cap).
Between the symposium activities, Raffy tutored Pagbag-O personnel in the use of EC-tech software, and a full install in Pagbag-O's laptop is already working after an afternoon of tutorial on February 9. By February 10, Director Mary Anne decided to get Raffy's help in getting a website. Without delay, Raffy started the process of preparing a website and by February 14, 2007, Pagbag-O is already online - click here to visit the new website. (The process should have been shorter if not for the two weekend non-working days.)
Pagbag-O's staff Miguel Cabilao spent about 4 hours with Raffy learning the tricks of EC-tech, and is now ready to manage the laptop (where EC-tech software is installed) as well as the Pagbag-O website.
Miguel Cabilao, the computing enthusiast of Pagbag-O, holds the mini-PC* and poses with the group on February 9, 2007 in the Dumaguete Capitol Grounds.
* The mini-PC shown in the pictures is the TU 40 of ewayco.com.